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SBI investigating fatal officer-involved shooting in Jemison

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Updated: May. 31, 2021 at 5:53 PM CDT
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JEMISON, Ala. (WBRC) - Jemison Police say around 11:30 a.m. on Monday, officers were dispatched to a residence on County 954 of a report of a man with a gun who was threatening to shoot two men in the front yard.

Before officers arrived on the scene, and according to witnesses, the man had already fired multiple shots. A Jemison Police officer was the first officer on the scene.

Police say the officer observed a man with a gun standing in the front yard. As the officer exited his patrol unit, the subject turned his attention to the officer. Shots were fired by both the subject and the officer. The man was was struck and died from his injuries while on the scene, according to police. The officer was uninjured.

ALEA has identified the suspect as 71-year-old Roger Dale Keller.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved and who has been affected by this horrible situation,” Jemison Police Chief Shane Fulmer said.

ALEA’s State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) was immediately notified and is the investigating agency in charge of the case.

Once the investigation is complete, the findings will be turned over to the Chilton County District Attorney’s Office.

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