UPDATE 10/20/2021 4:28 p.m. – According to a news release from the Opelika Police Department, an suspect was takin into custody in connection to the shooting of a Lee County Deputy.
42-year-old John Cross from Lee County, Alabama has been taken into custody.
Cross was taken to Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown for treatment, he is still recovering in the hospital under guard by the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Department.
A warrant for Attempted Murder has been released on Cross.
Once he recovers, Cross will be arrested and taken to the Muscogee County Jail.
He will be brought back to Alabama.
The Opelika Police Department is still investigating, anyone with information is asked to call the Detective Division at (334) 705-5220 or the Secret Witness Hotline at (334) 745-8665.
UPDATE 10/20/2021 11:00 a.m. – According to Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones, the suspect in the shooting of a Lee County Deputy is in custody.
Jones said the deputy was alert at the scene of the shooting. The deputy has taken to Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown emergency room, where he is undergoing treatment.
An East Alabama Medical Services ambulance with a heavy police escort pulled up to the Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown Emergency Department about 10:45 EDT.
The police convoy that accompanied the ambulance included cars from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Russell County Sheriff’s Office, Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office, Columbus Police Department, Phenix City Police Department, and Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.
A person on a stretcher was moved out of the orange and blue ambulance and into the hospital.
According to Jones, the suspect in the shooting has also been injured and is being treated at Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown.
LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WRBL) – A Lee County deputy has been shot and wounded during a traffic stop in Beauregard, according to Sheriff Jay Jones. The deputy is being flown to Columbus, Georgia for emergency medical treatment. Their condition is unknown.
Sheriff Jones says the shooting happened around 8:30 Wednesday morning when the deputy pulled over a motorcyclist for a traffic stop on the Beauregard community. Investigators are still gathering information.
Sheriff Jones says a suspect is not in custody.
This is a breaking news situation, and limited details are available. News 3 will update you with information as we learn it.