BREAKING: Alabama Sheriff Shot and Killed While Answering a Call

A county sheriff in Alabama who served in the U.S. Marine Corps was fatally shot Saturday night after responding to a call at a local convenience store, according to police.

The death of Sheriff John Williams of Lowndes County occurred around 8:15 p.m. in Hayneville, Alabama. A heavy police presence was seen at the store following the shooting, WSFA-TV reported.

There was no immediate word about suspects, arrests or the circumstances of the shooting. Williams was first elected sheriff in 2010.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey posted a Twitter message in reaction to the sheriff’s death.

Source: Lowndes County Sheriff John ‘Big John’ Williams killed in shooting

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