UPDATE (8:16 PM) – A suspect was shot and killed by police in Daphne this afternoon. The Baldwin County Major Crimes Unit is investigating. Read the full press release below:
On Friday April 17, 2020, the Baldwin County Major Crimes Unit (BCMCU)
was requested by the Daphne Police Department to conduct an officer
involved shooting investigation.
At approximately 2:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the Daphmont
community in Daphne, Alabama to investigate the report of a person pointing
a firearm at his neighbors. After arriving at the scene of this complaint the
officers determined that Derick L. Powe had been acting erratically
throughout the day and fired at least one shot. He later came out of his
residence and pointed a gun at his neighbors again, which prompted the
Officers were initially unable to locate the suspect, but while talking with the
victims the officers were notified that Mr. Powe was driving by. The
investigating officers got into their vehicles and attempted to conduct a traffic
At approximately 3:00 p.m. the officers made contact with Mr. Powe. They
gave him verbal commands to walk to the officers with his hands visible.
During their initial encounter, Mr. Powe presented a firearm and he was shot
by the officers. Mr. Powe succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
Members of the BCMCU will continue its independent investigation of this
incident. The investigation is still in its early stages and crime scene
investigators will be working into the night. We ask that everyone avoid the
area of the shooting until we clear the scene. More information will be
released next week.
DAPHNE, Ala. (WKRG) – Authorities say a suspect was shot on Johnson Rd. and Harnora Dr. in Daphne Friday.
The shooting happened right behind the Colonnade Apts. just off of Hwy 98.
Daphne PD was contacted but no further information has been provided as of yet.
News 5 is working to retrieve more details surrounding the incident.
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