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Man shot and killed by Alex City police outside Huddle House

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The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting outside the Huddle House restaurant in Alexander City Saturday morning.

According to reports, when police arrived two men were fighting outside the restaurant, the officer attempted to confront the two men when one man ran to his vehicle and tried to flee the scene.  Police say that Emerson Crayton, Jr. was driving at an accelerated speed and attempted to run over the officer.  The officer stated he could not get out of the way and fired into the vehicle.

One witness account claims that Crayton was trying to leave the restaurant after getting into argument with an employee and did not see the officer when a trying to leave.

Crayton was pronounced dead after being transported to UAB hospital.

The officer involved has been placed on paid administrative leave while the investigation is ongoing.  

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