One dead in Dale County officer-involved shooting

A man who apparently fired shots at a woman as he drove through Dale County on Monday died when Dale County deputies shot him.
Published: May. 2, 2022 at 6:07 PM CDT
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DALE COUNTY, Ala. (WTVY) - At the request of the Dale County Sheriff’s Office, Special Agents with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) are investigating an officer‐involved shooting, which involved deputies with the Dale County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident occurred on Monday, May 2, at approximately 4:55 p.m.

The suspect, identified as Samuel Ed Farnam Jr., 44, of Ozark, was fatally injured. No officers were injured over the course of the incident.

Nothing further is available as the investigation is ongoing. Once complete, the findings will be turned over to the Dale County District Attorney’s Office.


DALE COUNTY, Ala. (WTVY) - One person died in Ozark Monday night, apparently shot by a law enforcement officer, according to multiple sources.

The incident happened along U.S. Highway 231, where multiple agencies were on the scene minutes after the shooting.

There have been no official statements from those authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

The State Bureau of Investigation has taken over the case, protocol in officer-involved shootings.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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