Trooper shot; suspect dead

Traffic stop leads to gunfire with one dead; two in jail; Trooper Alford expected full recovery

An Alabama state trooper who was shot at least two times Sunday following a traffic stop on Highway 41 north of Brewton in an incident that left one suspect dead and two others injured, during an exchange of gunfire, is expected to be released from a Pensacola hospital this week.

Trooper Captain Jeremy Alford was transported from the scene of the shooting with at least two gunshot wounds to D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital in Brewton by a deputy with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office and later transferred by helicopter to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.

The driver of the vehicle that ope...