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Two dead after shooting incident

Published 4:19pm Saturday, May 5, 2012

Two Alexander City residents are dead following an incident that started with a man shooting his wife early Saturday and ended with a standoff with the police.

The incident occurred at the 400 block of Oak Hill Drive and claimed the lives of Kimberly Waid, 30, and Charles Waid, 71, according to Lt. Randy Walters, public information officer for the Alexander City Police Department.

ACPD Police Chief Charles Rafford said that around 7:30 a.m., police received a call from Charles Waid, who reported that he had shot his wife.

“Officers responded to the scene and found the male subject in his home with a handgun,” Rafford said. “Officers gave repeated commands for the subject to drop his weapon. The subject then raised his weapon and pointed it at the officers, at which point an officer discharged a single round into the male subject’s chest.”

Charles Waid was pronounced dead on the scene, Rafford said.

Kimberly Waid was still alive when paramedics arrived and was transferred by ambulance to Russell Medical Center. Kimberly Waid was then airlifted to Birmingham, where she was later pronounced dead, Rafford said.

The incident is currently under investigation by the Alabama Bureau of Investigation, which Rafford said is the department’s standard operating procedure.

“We do not want to investigate an incident when one of our officers is involved in discharging a firearm,” Rafford said. “The ABI is conducting their investigation and will report back to us with their findings.”