BREAKING NEWS: One officer killed, two others injured – Auburn PD now searching for “armed and dangerous” shooting suspect


By Kaelin Massey, WTVM

AUBURN, Al. (WTVM) – Auburn police are searching for a suspect they describe as “armed and dangerous”, accused of killing one officer and shooting two other police officers. The severity of their injuries is not known at this time.

According to a press release authorities are searching for Grady Wayne Wilkes, 29. Police say Wilkes opened fire on officers responding to a domestic disturbance at a home in the 3000 block of Wire Rd. just after 10 p.m. CST. The responding officers were injured in the shooting. They were transported to local hospitals. Their condition has not been released at the time.

After the shooting Wilkes fled the scene and is still at large. He is considered armed and dangerous. He is described as being 6’4”, 215 lbs., with brown hair, hazel eyes, and was last seen wearing shorts.

He has also been reported to have some tactical safety gear consisting of body armour and a helmet. His clothing also may be camo type.

Please avoid the 300 Block of Wire Road in Auburn.

Addition information added to report by Ricky Price, ALBUGLE