Suspect shot by Arab officer in stable condition; MCSO deputy resting at home

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The man shot by an Arab police officer on Monday remains at Huntsville Hospital in stable condition, while the Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputy injured in a crash on the way to the scene is resting at home.

Arab police chief Ed Ralston says that officers were called to 2 Fairway Circle and Country Club Circle about a suspicious person, identified as 39-year-old John Robert Bardin of Arab. Two officers spoke with him and an altercation resulted in them tasing Bardin. Ralston says Bardin broke free and ran, and when an officer tackled him, he was able to get on top of the officer and try to remove his service weapon. A second officer fired three times, stopping the incident.

Bardin was taken to Huntsville Hospital and remains until police guard until he is arrested and taken to jail.

Chief Ralson says the FBI is investigating and the officers are on administrative leave, standard practice in these kinds of incidents.

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was injured in a crash on the way to the scene of the shooting was released from the hospital Monday night and is resting at home.

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