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Man accused of trying to sexually assault a woman at Auburn bar has been shot and killed

BESSEMER, Ala. (WRBL) - The man accused of holding a gun and attempting to sexually assault a young woman inside an Auburn bar bathroom has been shot and killed.
 

Lee Co. District Attorney Brandon Hughes tells News 3, 22-year-old Devonte Hunter was killed Friday night in Bessemer. The shooting remains under investigation.

Back on November 26, 2017, Auburn Police arrested Hunter, who was from Gadsden, on warrants charging him with Attempted Sodomy First Degree and Possession of Marijuana Second Degree.
 
Police say about 2:00 a.m. earlier that Sunday morning officers responded to a suspicious incident call at a bar in the 100 block of East Magnolia Street. When officers arrived on the scene, they were met by employees of the bar who were detaining an individual, later identified as Hunter. 
 
Further investigation into the incident revealed that a 20-year female patron of the bar reported being forced into a restroom by Hunter. Once inside the bathroom, the victim stated that Hunter grabbed her, threatened her with a handgun in an attempt to coerce her to perform a sexual act. She fled and notified security personnel; Hunter was identified and detained until he was taken into custody by Auburn Police. The victim was not injured in the incident. 
 


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