BCSO: Man identified in shooting by Daphne PD near I-10 Highway 98 overpass

Baldwin County

UPDATE(8:18 PM 6/7/21) — BCSO has identified the man shot by police officers as Johnny Simmons.

When Simmons didn’t comply with officers telling him to put his weapon down. Simmons then shot at officers. One officer shot back and hit Simmons in the abdomen.

Simmons had surgery and is expected to survive.

UPDATE(6:05 PM 6/7/21) — Baldwin County Major Crimes Unit (BCMCU) was requested by Daphne PD to conduct an officer-involved shooting investigation.

Around 3 PM Monday officers were dispatched to investigate a report of an armed person on the boardwalk near the Gator Alley Boardwalk.

After arriving on scene, the officers made contact with the person of interest and during the encounter the person was shot and taken to the hospital.

BCMCU is in the early stages of investigating this incident and continuing an independent inquiry and asks everyone to avoid the area until the scene is cleared.

UPDATE(4:41 PM 6/7/21) — Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office confirms one person was shot by Daphne officers and taken to the hospital. No officers were injured in the shooting.

UPDATE(4:07 PM 6/7/21) — Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office states that a man has been shot by Daphne PD near the I-10 Highway 98 overpass.

DAPHNE, Ala. (WKRG) — Daphne Police Department has traffic blocked on the overpass of I-10 on Highway 98 in Daphne due to a shooting near the overpass.

Daphne Police Department is in charge of this incident and will inform us as soon as more information is allowed to be released.

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