A north Alabama police officer allegedly shot his estranged wife this week and then killed himself.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said 46-year-old Stephen Miller, who was on leave from his job at the Scottsboro Police Department, was found dead this week from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a home in Scottsboro. AL.com reported.
Miller’s wife, Amanda Miller, was shot at the same residence and is reportedly fighting for her life, WAFF reported, citing the victim’s sister, Laura Scarberry. The station said the shooting took place at the home of retired retired Scottsboro Police Officer Tracy Kendrick, a friend of the victim.
Scarberry said STephen Miller had recently finished rehab for drinking and was preparing to return to work. She also said her sister was filing for divorce.
“It’s breaking my heart right now because I don’t know if she is going to live or if she is going to die, and it hurts to know that she can’t go on with her life that she had a goal for if she is going to be paralyzed, and she was the closest sister to me,” said Scarberry.
Scarberry said her sister is currently in critical condition.
Scottsboro Police Chief Ron Latimer requested that ALEA conduct the investigation, AL.com said. The results will be handed over to the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office when complete.
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