The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating the events leading up to a Decatur police officer shooting a man to death early Friday morning.
According to Decatur police, the incident happened at about 1:30 a.m.
Police were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Ryan Ave. S.W. after a tow truck driver told officers a homeowner had pulled a gun on him. The driver told police he had attempted to repossess a vehicle from the homeowner.
When officers arrived at the residence, along with the tow truck driver, the homeowner exited the residence armed with a handgun and began to threaten the tow truck driver.
According to police, officers ordered the homeowner to drop his weapon. Then the homeowner turned the gun on one of the officers, who shot him.
The man, whose name has not yet been released, was transported to Huntsville Hospital where he died.
No officers were injured during the incident.
The officer has been placed on administrative leave, Decatur police said.