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Officer-involved shooting under investigation in Sylacauga

William Wayne Osbourn
William Wayne Osbourn(Sylacauga Police Department)
Published: Oct. 13, 2021 at 8:20 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 15, 2021 at 6:03 PM CDT
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SYLACAUGA, Ala. (WBRC) - The Sylacauga Police Department is currently investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened on October 13th.

Authorities say officers tried to make contact with 37-year-old William Wayne Osbourn at Beth Yates Park. Authorities say Osbourn then ran through the park, across South Broadway Avenue and into the parking lot of Sylacauga First Baptist Church, where he shot at a police cruiser multiple times. An officer then shot back hitting Osbourn in the abdomen. Authorities say Osbourn was flown to UAB Hospital and released later that night into custody.

Osbourn has been charged with Attempted Murder of a Police Officer and Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle. If convicted, he could face a sentence of 10 years to 99 years, or life in prison.

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