Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Detention Deputy Killed in Shooting
An off-duty Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office Detention Deputy is dead, and another man wounded from an exchange of gunfire at a Hoover apartment complex in Jefferson County late last night.
Jefferson County Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Yates identified the deceased as 42-year-old Juan Tierney Hall of Tuscaloosa. Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputies then discovered that Tierney was a Detention Deputy with the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office.
A spokesperson for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office reported the incident happened in the 2100 block of Emerald Point Drive at The Lory of Hoover Apartments, in an unincorporated area of the county.
According to news partner ABC3340, an unnamed 33-year-old resident of the apartment complex heard a knock not long before 10:00pm last night. When he answered the door, a man was standing with a weapon at a neighbor’s door.
Lt. Joni Money of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department said the male with the gun fired a shot, striking the 33-year-old, who then retrieved a gun and returned fire.
Hall was struck by the return gunfire and ran from the location. He collapsed in a grassy area nearby. The sheriff's office said the 33-year-old then called 911 to report the shooting.
Both men were transported to UAB Medical Center where Hall subsequently died from his wound. The 33-year-old is being treated for what is thought to be non-life-threatening wounds.
Hoover Police Department responded to the location along with Jefferson County deputies and provided assistance at the scene.
Detectives with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office are conducting the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
No motive has been established at this point.
This is an ongoing investigation. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is expected to release more information on this incident as it become available. Check back for later updates.