UPDATE 11:50 AM: BCSO identifies man shot to death as Ronald W. Flowers, II of Bay Minette, Alabama.

According to a news release from Baldwin County MCU:

Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies were investigating a suspicious person in the area of County Road 47 and McCoy Road. Deputies approached the man and identified him as Ronald W. Flowers, II of Bay Minette, Alabama. While relaying Flowers’ information to dispatch he produced a firearm and fired at least one round at one of the deputies. Both deputies returned fire and the suspect succumbed to his wounds on scene. The deputies were not injured during the incident.

The incident has kept a major intersection in Perdido closed for several hours and there’s no indication when it will reopen again.

The investigation is still in its early stages and members of the Baldwin County Major Crimes Unit and the Baldwin County Coroner’s Office will be working in the area of County Road 47 and McCoy Road in the Perdido Community. Those that are traveling to Perdido Elementary School should note that a section of County Road 47 (from the railroad tracks to Fire Station) will be closed during their commute. We ask that everyone avoid this area if possible. There are deputies posted on each end to assist with alternate routes.

UPDATE 6:45 AM FROM BCSO:

At approximately 1:30 am on today’s date, Baldwin County Sheriff Deputies were on patrol in the Perdido Community of Baldwin County. 2 deputies contacted a suspicious person walking on CR 47 at McCoy Road.

While in the process of attempting to identify the suspicious person, he produced a gun and fired at deputies. Deputies returned fire killing the suspect. No deputies were injured during the gunfire exchange.

The name of the suspect nor the names of the deputies is being released at this point.

The case is being investigated by the Baldwin County Major Crimes Unit.

UPDATE 5:55 AM: An official with the BCSO says one person is dead after an officer-involved shooting. No deputies were hurt, we’re waiting on more information from BCSO. The Baldwin County Major Crimes Unit is investigating. The intersection in Perdido is expected to be closed for a few more hours.

PERDIDO, Ala. (WKRG) — The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting in Perdido. The sheriff confirmed the investigation in an email shortly after 3 a.m.:

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office is currently working a shooting in Perdido at the intersection of County Road 47 and McCoy Road. County Road 47 will be closed for a period of time. Traffic should avoid this area and use alternate routes. More information will be released at a later time.

At the scene, we can see several BCSO cruisers and police tape lining an area beyond the railroad tracks. This is a traffic chokepoint and several vehicles that are just passing through Perdido go through this small business district.