Off-duty Alabama police detective shot, killed

Published 1:27 pm Monday, July 6, 2020

An off-duty police detective in Alabama was fatally shot on Monday.

Montgomery police and Fire Medics found Montgomery Detective Tanisha Pughsley, 27, with a gunshot wound when they responded to a call about a shooting in the city, Montgomery Police Capt. Saba Coleman told the Montgomery Advertiser. Pughsley was pronounced dead at the scene, the City of Montgomery said in a news release.

Authorities said her death appears to be connected to a domestic incident, but did not release more detail about the shooting.

“Detective Pughsley answered the call to serve, defend and protect our city,” Montgomery Mayor Steven L. Reed said in the news release. “We stand today with her family, friends, colleagues and all who loved her, praying for comfort, peace and healing during this tragic time.”

Pughsley had been employed with the Montgomery Police Department since 2016.