A massive presence of law enforcement collected at Arrowhead Mobile Park Home as multiple gunshots were heard Sunday evening and into Monday morning.
An AU Alert was sent out at approximately 12:59 a.m., saying there was a massive police presence at the mobile park home off of Wire Road, which is about five minutes from the Vet School. The alert told people to avoid the area.
Law enforcement gathered at the Auburn soccer field on Wire Road.
A second AU alert was sent out at approximately 1:49 a.m, with a statement from the Auburn Police Division. According to the statement, officers responded to a domestic disturbance call located in the 3000 Block of Wire Road
Officers were met with gunfire from suspect, who was later identified as Grady Wayne Wilkes, age 29. The suspect is described as being 6’4”, 215 lbs., with brown hair, hazel eyes, and was last seen wearing shorts.
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Responding officers were injured in the gunfire and have been transported to local hospitals. There conditions have not been released at this time.
At approximately 2 a.m., The State of Alabama has issued an Emergency BLUE Alert. The police division has confirmed one officer has died and two more are injured, one critically so.
Bill Harris, Lee County Coroner confirmed the death of an officer.
"It is my understanding that Auburn police, last night responded to a domestic disturbance call and came under fire," Harris said "Two officers were injured, one is in critical condition, and tragically one officer has died."
Harris said that he cannot go into detail regarding the extent of the other two officers' injuries and the identities of the officers have not yet been made public.
Police Chief Paul Register gave a brief statement at approximately 5:15 a.m. confirming one officer has died. Chief Register did say the other two officers are expected to make a full recovery.
"This seems to be a citizen who was in need, needing assistance from police," Register said "And police responded, did they're job, and went to that person's aid."
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