UPDATE: Owner of Trooper Shooting Suspect Vehicle Found Dead

On Sunday, April 20th at approximately 1:37 a.m. Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Alabama Bureau of Investigations advising that a vehicle involved in a shooting of an Alabama State Trooper in Geneva County, AL was owned by a resident of Washington County.

Officers with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office were immediately dispatched to perform a welfare check on the registered vehicle owner, 66-year-old James W. Shore of 2754 Dauphin Road in Washington County.

When WCSO officers arrived on scene they immediately performed a search of the residence and surrounding property. Officers found Mr. Shores deceased behind a family farmhouse at 2842 Johnson Road as a result of suspected foul play.

WCSO Crime Lab, assisted by the FDLE Crime Lab, were dispatched to the scene. Investigators with WCSO are continuing extensive interviews and a search of all vehicles on the property at this time.

Currently, there are persons of interests in this suspected homicide in custody.

More details will be released as they become available.

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