TALLADEGA COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - The Talladega County District Attorney’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting involving an off-duty Lincoln police officer.
The DA’s office confirms that Tuesday afternoon, around 1:52 p.m., a male officer shot and killed 19-year-old Javaon Ousley at a basketball court behind Knoxville Homes.
The Lincoln police department confirms the officer was shot in the arm and transported to a local hospital, where he was treated and released.
According to LPD the off-duty officer was involved in a Facebook Marketplace transaction.
Ousley’s mother says her son also went to settle a sale from Facebook Marketplace but has no idea what happened next.
In response to multiple rumors, LPD has stressed that no undercover officer was involved in the incident and there was no female officer or informant involved.
“I would just like to say that it’s just another young life lost. And we just want to know what happened,” said Janice Ousley, Ousley’s grandmother.
Family members say Ousley was going to turn 20 next week and was about to head back to school at Alabama A&M University.
“It was his second year in college. He loved the football, and real athletic. He was a nice young man. Like I say, he was looking forward to going to his second year, going back to college in Huntsville,” said his grandfather, Willie Ousley.
People in the community gathered on Wednesday afternoon to protest the Ousley’s death.
The Lincoln Police Department released the following press release Wednesday: