UPDATE: MCSO turning over complete investigation of deputy-involved shooting to District Attorney’s Office

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UPDATE (05/20/20 1:21 PM) — MCSO say their complete investigation of the deputy-involved shooting will be turned over to the District Attorney’s Office.

Full press release from MCSO below:

On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at approximately 5:15 pm, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office received a call of Domestic Violence located at 12500 Roberts Road, Chunchula, Al. where it was reported that Levi Donald Morse, W/M, DOB 7/22/87, assaulted his mother and father.

MCSO Deputies arrived on the scene and interviewed the victims, the parents of LEVI MORSE. They stated after the assault, LEVI fled to a small camper trailer located on the same property of the parents. MCSO Deputies called for backup and approached the camper and gave commands for MORSE to come outside. MORSE refused and Deputies entered the trailer. Once inside, Deputies observed MORSE armed with a pistol. MORSE continued to refuse the commands and pointed the pistol at Deputies. A Deputy fired his gun after several commands striking MORSE in upper torso. MORSE was pronounced dead at the scene.

MCSO will turn over their complete investigation to the District Attorney’s Office.

The Deputy involved in the shooting has been with the Mobile County sheriff’s for 14 years and before that he was with Mobile Police Department. He is a 40 year veteran with Law Enforcement.

UPDATE: Capt. Paul Burch has identified the suspect as 32-year-old Levi Morse.

Levi Morse

Morse has been arrested multiple times for domestic violence, resisting arrest and theft of property.

UPDATE (9:00 p.m. 5/19/20): Capt. Paul Burch with the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office says the suspect who was shot and killed had a history of domestic violence. Other family members were assaulted during the incident.

The man pointed a gun at deputies and a 40-year veteran sheriff’s deputy fired one shot and struck the suspect in the chest.

No deputies were injured. Burch says the suspect has a history with law enforcement, and deputies have been to the property before.

MCSO says the suspect was given repeated commands to drop the gun, and he chose to not do that. MCSO Major Crimes is investigating. Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich says the investigation is ongoing.

Original story

CHUNCHULA, Ala. (WKRG) — The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deputy-involved shooting at 12500 Roberts Road in Chunchula Tuesday evening. Capt. Paul Burch said they were called out for a domestic call, and the suspect pulled out a gun and was shot and killed by deputies.

News 5 has a crew on the way. We will update this story as soon as we learn more.

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