Man accused of shooting, killing officer at trailer park now in custody

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AUBURN, Ala. (KKTV) - A man accused of ambushing police at a trailer park is in custody following an hours-long manhunt in Alabama.

Grady Wayne Wilkes (Photo: Alabama Law Enforcement Agency)

Three officers were hit by gunfire while responding to a domestic disturbance at the Arrowhead trailer park in Auburn Sunday night. One officer was killed, while the two surviving officers were seriously hurt.

The state law enforcement agency issued a "blue alert" for 29-year-old Grady Wayne Wilkes in connection with the shooting.


Wilkes was captured several hours later just a half-mile from the scene of the shooting. Details concerning his arrest have not been released. We will update this article as we learn more.