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Sheriff John Samaniego stated, “Any situation that involves the loss of life is tragic regardless of the circumstances. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected including the family and friends who lost a loved one and all the deputies involved.”
The injured deputy has been treated and released from the hospital.
The Shelby County Major Crimes Task Force is continuing their independent investigation into the incident. The investigation will be conducted by members of the multi-jurisdictional Task Force who are employed by other municipalities within Shelby County, and their investigation will be overseen by the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office. Any future release of information will come from the Shelby County Major Crimes Task Force and the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office. The phone number for the District Attorney’s Office is (205) 669-3750.