UPDATE: Dale County fatal shooting occurred after individual trespassed

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UPDATE 5/28/2021:

The Dale County Sheriff’s Office has released a report on what reportedly happened in Thursday’s shooting.

At approximately 4:48PM we received a call for assistance from the Daleville Department of Public Safety in reference to a firearm assault in the 2600 Blk of East Hwy 84 in Daleville.

Upon arrival we located an unidentified white male with a single gunshot wound to his upper torso. The male subject was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Dale County Coroner’s Office.

Based on our preliminary investigation we believe a tenant of the property encountered the male subject inside a barn as he was checking on his belongings that were being stored inside. A physical altercation then took place and the tenant fired a single shot striking the male subject.

The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next-of-kin. This is still an active and ongoing investigation and we will be forwarding our findings to the district attorney’s office.

We are being assisted in the investigation by the Daleville Department of Public Safety, Ozark Police Department and the State Bureau of Investigation and the FBI.

Mason Bynum
Chief Deputy, Dale County Sheriff’s Office

UPDATE (9:30 PM):

According to Dale County Sheriff Wally Olson, the shooting happened after an individual trespassed.

“Daleville Police Department and Daleville Rescue arrived first, we arrived right after,” Dale County Sheriff Wally Olson said. “It appears the property owner may have encountered someone who was breaking into their property.”

The investigation is active but more information is expected to be released soon.

ORIGINAL REPORT:

DALE COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — The Dale County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting on Highway 84 Thursday evening.

At this time, one person is dead. The shooting happened right outside of Daleville.

More information is expected to be released by authorities in the near future.

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