Jackson County deputy shoots man in Bryant, Ala.

Jackson County deputy shoots man in Bryant, Ala.

August 22nd, 2014 by Ben Benton in Local - Breaking News

A Jackson County, Ala., deputy was reportedly forced to shoot a man Thursday at a home in Bryant where authorities were called to investigate a domestic disturbance.

Just before dark on Thursday, deputies went to a home at 1541 County Road 291 where they found a mother and her daughter behind a truck, according to a news release.

As deputies talked with them, a man later identified as Jerry David Nunley, 44, walked out of the house with a weapon in each hand. Jackson County authorities say the deputies began giving verbal commands to Nunley to drop the weapon but he ignored them.

"Nunley then approached the deputies and threatened to kill them," the release states.

When Nunley raised one of the weapon, one of the deputies shot him.

Nunley was airlifted to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting and the results of that investigation will be presented to a Jackson County grand jury, authorities said.

There was no word on Nunley's condition.

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