Police ID man shot, killed in standoff with Alabama officer

Published 10:34 pm Monday, March 1, 2021

Police in Alabama have identified a 27-year-old man who was shot to death during a confrontation with officers, one day after another man was killed by law enforcement in a separate shooting.

Roger Dale Gibson was wounded Saturday morning and taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, Walker County Coroner Joey Vick said.

Dora police Chief Jared Hall said officers responded to a neighborhood about 6 a.m. The chief said two Dora police officers and the suspect were involved in a shooting, but he did not release any additional information about the circumstances or what led to the gunfire.

The officers were also injured, Hall said. They were not immediately identified and the extent of their injuries was not given.

The State Bureau of Investigation was set to review the shooting. Capt. Jason Peek said the findings would be given to the Walker County District Attorney’s Office.

The shooting came hours after a man identified as Frederick Earl Height II, 26, was fatally shot during a confrontation with a Walker County Sheriff’s Office deputy responding to a domestic violence call, the agency said in a statement.

The deputy involved in the Friday shooting was a “veteran” with more than 20 years of experience, Sheriff Nick Smith said. Peek said that deputy was also taken to the hospital. Officials did not say whether the deputy was injured.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency was also set to investigate that shooting.