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Deputy shoots, wounds suspect in Alabama drug investigation

November 7, 2018

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Alabama say a sheriff’s deputy shot a man who tried to strike several undercover officers with a vehicle.

Mobile County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Lori Myles tells news outlets that 53-year-old Michael Orlando had evaded multiple law enforcement agencies throughout Tuesday.

Authorities first encountered the 53-year-old during a Saraland police narcotics investigation at a car wash. He hit another vehicle while fleeing the scene.

Later that evening, undercover narcotics officers with the sheriff’s office and Mobile police set up a sting at a shopping center. Authorities say McGregor showed up and tried to run over deputies.

One deputy shot him. He was hospitalized with injuries believed to be non-life-threatening.

No officers were injured.

Charges haven’t been released.

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