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Suspect in shooting death of Alabama police officer charged with capital murder


Added 09-18-19 09:13:02am EST - “The man accused of shooting and killing an Alabama police officer was charged with capital murder Tuesday.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Suspect in shooting death of Alabama police officer charged with capital murder”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The man accused of shooting and killing an Alabama police officer was charged with capital murder Tuesday.

Luther Bernard Watkins Jr., a 20-year-old wanted felon, allegedly shot 40-year-old Dornell Cousette, a 13-year veteran with the police department and a newly engaged father of two daughters, Monday night during a shootout.

Cousette, an Army veteran, was shot in the face and rushed to DCH Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly after.

Watkins fled the scene but was arrested late Monday after going to a hospital in Northport for medical attention.

"This is a time of deep mourning for all law enforcement,'' Tuscaloosa County Sheriff Ron Abernathy said, according to AL.com. “This is a very sad and alarming situation because this is something we do every single day.”

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