Reports said the Alabama shooting on Wednesday killed the suspect and a retired sheriff’s deputy.
WSFA-TV of Montgomery, Alabama reported that Madison “Skip” Nicholson, the retired deputy; and Trenton Gulley, Wilcox County’s Chief Deputy, have figured in a shooting when they set foot at a house located in Yellow Bluff, FOX News reported.
According to Wilcox County Emergency Management Agency executive director Melissa Dove, the two officers came to the site to respond to a woman’s report for her safety against her estranged husband.
“It’s a tragic incident,” according to Wilcox County Sheriff Earnest Evans who talked to AL.com. “It’s real dangerous to go on domestic violence cases, as we all know.”
WSFA reported that Gulley was wounded but Nicholson’s gunshot wounds were even worse, which resulted in his death.
The report said the woman who asked for the police was safe.
The suspect, on the other hand, was identified as Billy Bizzell who was reported by Dove to have been shot and killed by the chief deputy. The Wilcox County Sheriff’s office, meanwhile, said the suspect committed suicide.
Apart from local authorities, the state Bureau of Investigation as well as the FBI’s Mobile, Alabama office have responded to the location.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, whose home county is Wilcox, released a statement following the incident.
“Tonight, my home county of Wilcox tragically lost retired Sheriff’s Deputy Madison ‘Skip’ Nicholson, who was shot and killed in the line of duty,” the governor said, as reported by WSFA. “A chief deputy was also treated for his injuries. We are reminded far too often the grave sacrifice our men and women in blue face each day to protect our communities. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is actively leading the investigation on this tragic situation. My prayers go out to his family and colleagues.”