Marshall County Sheriff identifies man killed by law enforcement

Marshall County sheriff identifies man killed by law enforcement

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office hosted a press conference Thursday to identify the domestic violence suspect killed by law enforcement there Monday.

Sheriff Phil Sims identified the man killed as 35-year-old Thomas Ray Chamblee.

Sims also released new information about what led up to the shooting.

Deputies had previously said a domestic violence incident prompted the shooting.

Thursday we learned that Chamblee also pointed a gun at officers before he was shot and killed.

We also learned that Chamblee was accused of severely beating a woman, investigators say she had a skull fracture and lacerations along with a broken hand and arm. Investigators did not have her current condition.

Sheriff Sims said Thursday, that Boaz Police responded to a domestic violence call in their jurisdiction on Monday involving Chamblee.

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Sims said when Boaz Police arrived Chamblee had left the scene.

Boaz Police sent out a “BOLO” for Chamblee and a black Toyota Camry.

Albertville Police then located the vehicle near Lazy Creek Circle.

Authorities were able to determine that Chamblee was at a home in a mobile home park there.

According to Sheriff Sims, authorities made contact with Chamblee and were negotiating with him.

Sims said Chamblee exited a mobile home armed with a gun and pointed it law enforcement officers. That’s when authorities opened fire and killed him.

Sims declined to comment on which officers actually shot Chamblee, but the State Bureau of Investigations has confirmed that its investigation involves police officers from Albertville, Boaz, and Douglas along with Marshall County Deputies.

The State Bureau of Investigation is handling the case. Authorities said today that they don’t expect any charges to be filed against any of the officers involved in Monday’s shooting.

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