‘Kill me. Kill me dead’: Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Blount Co. identified

Published: Dec. 7, 2022 at 4:29 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 14, 2022 at 11:34 AM CST
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BLOUNT COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - Blount County Sheriff Mark Moon says an officer-involved shooting happened on Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Moon says one suspect is dead. Authorities have identified that person as Stephen Bentley. He was 34. The incident happened at 150 Dogwood Lane.

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Police say they were called for a welfare check at the location. Bentley’s aunt was being held against her will and was being assaulted. She exited the home with visible head wounds. Bentley exited after her.

Bentley then aimed a gun at police and said, “Kill me. Kill me dead,” according to authorities.

Police told Bentley to lower his weapon at least six times before shooting at him.

Hayden Police and Blount County Sheriff’s Office were involved.

No deputies or police officers were injured, according to Moon.

Officer-involved shooting.
Officer-involved shooting.(Source: Olivianna Calmes/WBRC)

ALEA is conducting the investigation.

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

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