HEADLAND, Ala. (WDHN) — More information has been released regarding an officer-involved shooting that left one man dead earlier this week.
Henry County Coroner Derek Wright identified the victim in the shooting as 33-year-old Cameron Alan Easton of Blacksburg, South Carolina.
According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, on Tuesday morning, a chase involving Easton, Eufaula Police, and Barbour County Sheriff’s Deputies began in Eufaula and continued into Henry County, where Henry County Deputies were called to assist.
ALEA Spokesperson Trooper Kendra McKinney says the chase ended after Easton crashed on Highway 431 in Headland and Easton pulled a gun. He was later shot to death by Henry County Deputies.
Sheriff Eric Blankenship says he and four of his deputies involved in the shooting have been placed on paid leave pending the investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation, as is standard routine in officer-involved shootings.
No officers were injured in the shooting.
RickeyStokesNews is reporting the vehicle Easton was driving, a Nissan Sentra, is believed to have been stolen from South Carolina.
Stay with WDHN for updates.