MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — UPDATE (5:30 p.m. 1/25/20): The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office has identified the woman who was shot and killed by deputies in a shootout Friday as Angel Alexander.
UPDATE (10:00 p.m.) –A woman shot and killed by Mobile County Sheriff’s deputies Friday in a shootout.
The sheriffs office said the woman had a history of mental illness. Neighbors told News 5 they’ve seen deputies at the house on Bellingrath Road for the last three days in a row. The neighbor said, “It’s sad that it come to this.”
Neighbors said they’ve seen deputies out at the property over the last six months. The neighbor said, “Fussing, fighting, cussing, just ranting and raving all the time.”
The sheriffs office said when deputies got to the trailer on Bellingrath Road, they knocked on the door of the trailer the woman was in.
Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran said, “The lady inside rattled something off indistinguishable and fired a couple of shots.”
Sheriff Cochran says the deputies took cover and another deputy came and exchanged shots with the woman. He said, “Then the shots discontinued so our SWAT team had to shoot tear gas into the trailer.”
When deputies got inside they found the woman dead on the ground.
Sheriff Cochran said, “This is the third time officers in the last few weeks, our officers have been assaulted by people with mental illness.”
The sheriff said there were five weapons inside the trailer and the woman fired at least two of them. Neighbors said they’re glad no one else was hurt in the shootout.
The neighbor News 5 spoke to said, “I have five grandsons. Thank God they were in school when it went down. They get off the school bus, they walk down the drive to the residence. I’m just thankful they was not home at the time because it could have been a lot worse.”
The neighbor said she just hopes everything goes back to normal, how the neighborhood was before this group moved in. The neighbor said, “I’m ready for my quiet neighborhood back and the safety of me and my daughters and grandsons.”
As of Friday night, the sheriff’s office has not released the name of the woman who was killed, or the deputy who fired the shot. The sheriff’s office said it will release the name of the woman soon, and the name of the deputy by Monday.
UPDATE (2:56 p.m.) — The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office confirms the woman who shot at deputies has died.
The sheriff’s office says deputies were called to the property on Bellingrath Road around 2 p.m. for a disorderly conduct call. When deputies got on scene, they began speaking with the woman. She got agitated and began firing at deputies from inside a trailer. A deputy then returned fire.
Deputies used gas to enter the trailer where they found her dead inside.
MCSO says they’ve been called out to the property several times in the past month.
The sheriff’s office says no one else was injured.
ORIGINAL STORY: MCSO confirms a woman started firing at deputies.
The shooting happened at 1400 Block Bellingrath.
News 5 is on its way to the scene.
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