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ALEA identifies man shot by deputies in Gurley

Published: Nov. 18, 2021 at 10:40 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 19, 2021 at 8:47 AM CST
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GURLEY, Ala. (WAFF) - State investigators have taken over the case of a man shot late Thursday night in Gurley by a Madison County Sheriff’s Department deputy.

According to Sheriff’s Department spokesman Brent Patterson, deputies were on the scene to assist the Gurley Police officers in investigating a domestic incident at Gurley Gardens Apartments around 10 p.m. While talking with witnesses, a man approached the officers and deputies. Patterson says investigators believe the man was connected to the domestic incident they’d been called to check on. What happened next is not clear, but the situation ended with a deputy firing his weapon at the man and hitting him. No officers or deputies were hurt in the incident.

According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Cory Wayne Vell, age 39, was injured and transported to Hunstville Hospital for treatment of non‐life‐threatening injuries.

Per MCSO Policy & Procedure, the deputy has been placed on administrative leave. This is standard procedure with all officer-involved shootings.

This investigation has been handed over to the Alabama Bureau of Investigation.

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