UPDATE (1:07 p.m.) — The man who died during Monday morning’s officer-involved shooting in Gulf Shores has been identified as 38-year-old Russell Mallette of Sparks, Nevada.
Mallette had lived on the Gulf Coast in the past. Jail records show he had been arrested several times in Baldwin County, most recently in 2010 on a DUI charge.
Records show Mallette also had a previous encounter with Gulf Shores Police in 2001. In May of that year, documents allege he stole a Santa figurine and then resisted when Gulf Shores Police tried to arrest him. He was charged with theft of property, receiving stolen property, and resisting arrest.
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WKRG) — A man is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Gulf Shores. It happened near the Ocean House condos on West Beach Boulevard around 4 a.m. Monday.
According to an officer near the area, a man ran from his car during a traffic stop. He ran towards the condos and was shot during a confrontation with officers. Police say the man armed himself on one of the floors. He had made it across several of the floors, ultimately stopping on the top balcony on the highway side of the condos. Police believe the man acted alone and believe no one else was involved.
Witnesses say multiple shots were fired. The man was killed, no officer was hurt during the chase. We are working to get more information this morning.
Gulf Shores Police have not released the details about why the man was pulled over.
Police say no officers were injured. The Major Crimes Unit continues to investigate on the top three floors of the Ocean House condos.
Witness video sent into News 5 shows the scene from earlier this morning.