Alabama deputy shot, suspect dead after a standoff

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Posted: Jul 10, 2016 3:31 PM

WEDOWEE, Ala. (AP) — An east Alabama sheriff's deputy was shot and a suspect has been found dead after a standoff with law enforcement.

Police say the deputy should make a full recovery and the case is not related to police shootings in other states.

A statement from Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Senior Trooper Chuck Daniel says the case began as a domestic situation Saturday afternoon and escalated when escalated when the suspect shot at a deputy. The standoff ended after the suspect died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Randolph County deputy was released from UAB Hospital Saturday evening. The identities of the deputy and suspect have not been released.