HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A Huntsville police officer who shot a woman while responding to a domestic dispute in April in south Huntsville has been cleared to return to duty.
Police say Bradley Skinner, broke into a home where his estranged wife, Lisa Skinner, was staying with her mother. Police say Bradley was armed with a pistol and large knife. Lisa armed herself with a shotgun and retreated to the garage. Bradley followed her into the garage and aimed his pistol at Lisa, at which point she fired the shotgun at him, hitting him in the chest.
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When the first officer arrived on the scene on Bonnie Oaks Drive, he heard the gunshot as he approached the house. He saw Lisa standing in the garage holding the shotgun. The officer drew his weapon, telling her to drop her gun. When she instead pointed the weapon at the officer, he fired his gun, striking her in the hip.
After reviewing the incident, the Incident Review Board decided that the officer's actions were in accordance with department policy. He had previously been on administrative leave.