Prosecutors To Pursue Death Penalty Against Man Accused Of Shooting 3 Alabama Cops, Killing 1 (Video)

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LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - The suspect in a weekend shooting that killed one east Alabama police officer and injured two others is set to appear in court for the first time.

Grady Wayne Wilkes, 29, will appear before a judge Tuesday afternoon at the Lee County Justice Center.

Wilkes is charged with one count of capital murder, three counts of attempted murder, and one count of second-degree domestic violence.

Wilkes was arrested Monday morning after an overnight manhunt. The 29-year-old Alabama National Guard corporal is accused of shooting of three police officers who were responded to a domestic violence call at an area mobile home park.

Killed in the shooting was veteran Auburn police officer William Buechner. Wounded were officers Webb Sistrunk and Evan Elliott.


Following his arrest, Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes confirmed his office would "pursue the death penalty, absolutely.”

Wilkes is being held without bond.

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