1 Wilcox County sheriff deputy dead, 1 injured after shooting near Pine Hill

State / Regional

UPDATE (10:08 p.m. 12/1/21): Wilcox County District Attorney Michael Jackson has identified the suspect as Billy Bizzell.

Bizzell died after shooting two Wilcox County sheriff’s deputies who responded to a domestic violence call on Shamburger Road in Yellow Bluff. One of the deputies, Madison Nicholson, died while being transported to the hospital. The condition of the other deputy is still unknown.

UPDATE (8:30 p.m. 12/1/21): Wilcox County District Attorney Michael Jackson confirms one deputy has died. Jackson said the deputy, who was shot in the neck, died while being transported to University Health Hospital in Mobile. The Eufala, Ala. Police Department has identified the deputy as Madison Nicholson.

The other deputy who was shot was transferred from Thomasville Regional Medical Center to University Hospital. His condition is not known at this time.

The two deputies were shot while responding to a domestic violence call on Shamburger Road in Yellow Bluff. Jackson said the suspect was shooting a gun while following a woman outside of a home there. The suspect died after shooting the two deputies, according to Jackson.

The Alabama State Bureau of Investigation is now investigating.

Original story

WILCOX COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — Law enforcement officials tell WKRG News 5 two Wilcox County sheriff’s deputies were shot Wednesday evening at about 5 p.m. Officials confirm this happened in Yellow Bluff, an area north of Thomasville near Pine Hill. 

Several agencies in Clarke County are assisting in the investigation.

Wilcox County District Attorney Michael Jackson says the suspect is dead. It’s unclear if the suspect committed suicide or was killed by deputies.

Jackson says deputies arrived at a home for a domestic violence call Wednesday and saw the suspect following a woman out of the home while firing shots.

One deputy was transported to Thomasville Regional Medical Center for injuries. The other deputy, who Jackson said was shot in the neck, is expected to be transported to a hospital in Mobile. 

This is a developing story we are continuing to follow. We’ll bring you new information as it is released. 

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