AUBURN, AL. (THECOUNT) — Auburn University has announced the arrest of Grady Wayne Wilkes, the suspect accused of killing 1 officer and wounded two others.
Police officers were responding to a domestic disturbance in Auburn, Alabama, late Sunday when three were shot, one dead, authorities said.
Wilkes, 29, may have been wearing camo clothing with body armor & helmet during the fatal shooting, according to police.
He is “considered armed and dangerous,” AU Campus Safety said.
“Wilkes may be wearing camo clothing with body armor & helmet,” the agency said on Twitter.
The shooting happened at a mobile home park about five miles west of the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Two other officers were shot and wounded in the incident, officials said.
“This is probably the worst day of my time here,” Paul Register, Auburn chief of police, said Monday at a news conference. “Words cannot express the loss of this family, our family and this community,” QFox13.
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