(BAY MINETTE, Ala.) Authorities say a Baldwin County deputy and a Bay Minette police officer fired at a suspect, Stephen Bryan, during a traffic stop.
This was after another call when deputies responded to a home where Bryan was supposed to be.
The sheriff says Bryan had made suicidal threats. Deputies weren't able to find him at his home and were looking for him when he was spotted driving on Highway 59.
Deputies as well as officers from Bay Minette followed him a short distance, then pulled him over near the Shrimp Basket in Bay Minette.
The sheriff says Bryan got out, then turned back to get his loaded 16-gauge shotgun.
At that point, the sheriff says, Deputy Michael Walker and Bay Minette Lt. Michael Lamey each fired their guns, hitting Bryan in the leg and hip area.
"These officers knew that they weren't engaging someone that possibly had a knife, that possibly had a stick," said Baldwin County Sheriff They knew they were engaging someone who had a weapon. And so that was the situation," Sheriff Huey "Hoss" Mack said.
Bryan is in stable condition. Charges against him are pending.
The incident was captured by two dash cameras. That video is not being released.
Ultimately, a grand jury will review this case.