Alabama District Attorney Shot

A district attorney Thursday was injured in an ambush-style shooting in west Alabama, authorities said.    A man opened fire on District Attorney Greg Griggers as he sat in his SUV in downtown Demopolis.   A policeman shot and killed the gunman.  Griggers was treated at a hospital and released.  The motive was under investigation.   The suspect, Steve Smith, was a state trooper who had been fired in 1996.   Smith, at the time, was under investigation in connection with shots fired into the home of a judge.  He was never charged.   Griggers, a Democrat, serves as district attorney for Marengo, Greene, and Sumter counties.

Photo:   WBRC Fox 6


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