Madison Co. deputies back on job less than a month after shooting death of Ray King
MADISON, Ala. (WAFF) - Madison County Sheriff’s deputies involved in the shooting death of Ray King have been back on the job since February 2023, according to the sheriff’s office.
Ray King, 50 was shot and killed in his Hazel Green home in January 2023 by deputies. Brent Patterson, a spokesperson for the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, said the deputies involved in the shooting returned to full duty status effective Feb. 1 following an administrative police review by the Shooting Review Board. Patterson said the board found the deputies’ actions to be “in policy.”
Madison County District Attorney Rob Broussard announced on Thursday that his office would not be charging the deputies who shot and killed King.
Broussard said deputies were responding to a report of shots being fired and unknowingly responded to the wrong address. When they knocked on the front door, the district attorney said King answered with a firearm pointed at the deputies. Broussard said King did not know the people knocking at his door were deputies, but also said deputies were in reasonable fear of their lives.
“While this situation is tragic, it does not violate a criminal statute under Alabama law,” Broussard said.
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