Suspect accused of shooting deputy identified


Timothy Vincent Murphy

Timothy Vincent Murphy (Photo courtesy of LCDC)

FLORENCE-(SHOALS INSIDER)-Authorities have identified the suspect accused of shooting Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Deputy Randall McCrary on Wednesday nightAuthorities tell the Shoals Insider, the suspect is Timothy Vincent Murphy, 35, of Ridge Avenue, Florence.

Murphy has an extensive rap sheet, having been arrested in Lauderdale county over the past several years on charges ranging from criminal possession of pornographic material, possession of marijuana, and arson.

The injured deputy, Randall McCrary, is said to be recovering well after surgery for injury to his spleen.

Murphy resides on Ridge Avenue with his mother.

McCrary was serving involuntary commitment papers on Murphy when the shooting occurred.

The State Bureau of Investigation is working the case instead of local law enforcement because it involves a police officer.

More details as they develop.

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