The incident which left one man dead occured outside the Huddle House Saturday. Above, tire tracks still remain that are believed to have been made by the suspect’s vehicle. | Robert Hudson
The incident which left one man dead occured outside the Huddle House Saturday. Above, tire tracks still remain that are believed to have been made by the suspect’s vehicle. | Robert Hudson

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Dadeville man dead after being shot by police at Huddle House

Published 11:21am Saturday, March 8, 2014

One man is dead following an incident at the Huddle House in Alexander City early Saturday morning.

Police responded to the restaurant at around 12:20 a.m. after reports that two males were fighting, according to Alexander City Police Captain Mario Hodge.

“When the first officer arrived on the scene, they saw two males fighting,” Hodge said. “The officer went to approach them, and one ran and got into a vehicle.”

Hodge said the suspect started to back out and leave the restaurant, at which point he attempted to run over the officer. The officer fired his weapon at the approaching vehicle, wounding the driver.

The man in the vehicle was transported to UAB in Birmingham, where he was later pronounced dead.

ACPD Chief Willie Robinson said the Alabama Bureau of Investigation was notified the night of the incident.

“ABI came out and took over the scene, and they will be performing the investigation,” Robinson said.

Robinson said this is the department’s protocol with any officer-involved shooting, which allows the case to be investigated with no conflicts of interest.

“ABI will complete their investigation and then report back to the district attorney,” Robinson said.

The officer involved has been placed on paid administrative leave, police said, until the investigation is completed.

The name of the victim is not being released by ACPD, and officials with ABI said that they would not be releasing information until the investigation is completed.

WSFA has reported that the name of the individual killed was Emerson Clayton Jr., a name they said was provided to them by the victim’s family.

No further details are available at this time.

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    Was there a candlelight vigil for this man

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