Grady Wayne Wilkes Wiki
police in Alabama have taken Grady Wayne Wilkes, 29, into custody in connection with the shooting of three police officers, one of who is dead and one in critical condition.
Auburn police were joined by other law enforcement agencies in the search for Wilkes. Residents were warned to be on the lookout.
Police officers were responding to a domestic disturbance at Arrowhead Trailer Park off Wire Road on the outskirts of Auburn at around 10:30 p.m. Sunday night. A female who was living with Wilkes called the police. When they arrived, were met by an armed man who fired on the three officers. One dead, one treated and released and the third listed in critical or serious condition.
Chief Paul Register said Wilkes, described as being armed and dangerous. Wilkes, white male, 6’4”, 215 pounds, was said to be a serious risk to the public. Wilkes was last seen wearing camo clothing with body armor and a helmet,” according to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.
Register said people should “stay out of the area,” where cops are searching. Register said the Lee County (Alabama) Sheriff’s Office, the Opelika Police Department, state law enforcement and federal law enforcement are involved,
**Arrested** Auburn University Alert Center reporting Auburn shooting suspect Grady Wayne Wilkes is in police custody. He’s accused of shooting three Auburn police officers who were responding to a domestic call. One officer died, the two others are expected to recover. pic.twitter.com/OnduPiYq3z
— Judd Davis (@BamaJD) May 20, 2019
With a “heavy” police presence and helicopters overhead, Register said they dd not think Wilkes was near any school, about to open for the day.
Register declined to confirm some details telling reporters some facts may be deduced including that Wilkes is likely still in the area of the shooting.
Meet Grady Wayne Wilkes.
He just shot 3 police officers. 1 died. The other 2 are in serious condition.
He is white. Almost all police officers are killed by white people.
He is armed and dangerous.
Armed white men continue to be the biggest threat of violence in the country. pic.twitter.com/65Y0fZAXjT
— Shaun King (@shaunking) May 20, 2019
Register said there are dozens of agencies involved in the manhunt. He said that Wilkes “wasn’t on the radar,” when asked if he was known to police. When asked if Wilkes was ex-military Register declined to comment.
A Blue Alert was activated for Wilkes by state police in the overnight hours. A Blue Alert is used when a local, state or federal law enforcement officer in Alabama has been killed or seriously injured and the perpetrator is at large.
Register said, “This is probably the worst day of my time here …words cannot express the loss…”
5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Grady Wayne Wilkes, 29, is on the run in Auburn, Alabama
- He opened fire on police in a trailer park on Sunday after they arrived at a domestic disturbance at 11.30pm
- One of the cops died and the two others were seriously injured and are in the hospital
- Wilkes was enlisted in the US Army but it remains unclear if he still in the armed forces
- Grady Wayne Just Now Arrested by Police
- He Accused the shooting and Murder of Police Officer
- Grady Wayne was not been charged so far
— ABC 33/40 News (@abc3340) May 20, 2019