Oxford PD identify suspect shot and killed by officers | News
OXFORD, AL (WBRC)- Oxford police have identified the man shot and killed by officers last week while they were attempting to arrest him for multiple warrants.
Anthony Scott Brown, 50 of Etowah County, had warrants for burglary in Oxford, car theft in Anniston and another warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Oxford police say that Friday, Jan. 18 they received a tip that Brown was inside the Mister PhoneFixit store in Oxford. After officers approached Brown and asked him to exit the store, Police Chief Bill Partridge says that Brown pulled a knife and lunged at one of the officers.
Officers used a Taser to try and subdue Brown, but to no effect. Partridge says that an officer then shot and killed Brown.
Partridge says that police didn't identify Brown until Monday because he left a trail of bad addresses, making it difficult to contact his next of kin. They were able to locate a relative in Etowah County.
The ABI has taken over the investigation of the shooting. The cell phone store reopened for business today as well.
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