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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -
Monday night's officer involved shooting in Decatur, marked the fourth fatal officer involved shooting this summer.
A police officer shot and killed Mister Bobby Lowe at Summer Place Apartments on Courtney Drive after responding to two disturbance calls Monday night. The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is now investigating this incident, which is standard procedure when an officer shoots someone. The officer is on restrictive duty status while the investigation is conducted.
In early June, an Alabama State Trooper and Dekalb County Sheriff's Deputy tried to make a traffic stop. The victim was driving a four wheeler down a county road and tried to flee from authorities. He took off into a wooded area, pulled out a gun, and tried to sneak up on authorities. The man was fatally shot.
"It is alarming to think that someone would approach an officer with a gun in their hand or would not obey a police officers orders when they give an order to drop a weapon. It's disturbing," said Bill Davis, Fraternal Order of Police.
Davis said it wouldn't have to end with a fatality if people listened to police.
In mid July, A Decatur officer got into a shootout with 52-year-old Stephen DeWayne Cameron. Cameron crashed his car into a ditch. A passer-by came to help but saw Cameron pull out a shotgun. Decatur Police responded and hit Cameron at least once, wounding him. An investigation found Cameron died from a self inflicted gunshot wound.
On August 4, Deborah Joy Day died when she pointed a gun at Madison Police officers. Police were originally called to the scene after day threatened to shoot her neighbors. The shooting remains under investigation.