LEEDS, AL (WBRC) - Jefferson County and Leeds authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting that killed a 40-year-old man.
The incident happened at 6:45 Thursday evening in the 1000 block of Melissa Circle in Leeds. Officers originally responded to the area on a dog complaint but heard shots fired nearby.
They turned around to discover an armed man, now identified as Johnny Roy Stokes.
They told him to drop his weapon but police say he refused. Police say the suspect opened fire on the officers.
That's when an officer fired his weapon.
Stokes was struck and killed by the gunfire.
The dog was shot before officers arrived. It is wounded but is still alive.
The officer who fired his gun is on leave.
No other details are currently available. Check this story later for any updates.