Officials: Off-duty Alabama detective was fatally shot

Jul 6, 2020


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An off-duty police detective in Alabama has been fatally shot. 

Montgomery Police Capt. Saba Coleman told the Montgomery Advertiser that Montgomery police and Fire Medics found Detective Tanisha Pughsley with a gunshot wound when they responded to a call about a shooting in the city early Monday morning.

The City of Montgomery said in a news release 27-year-old Pughsley was pronounced dead at the scene. The release says her death appears to be connected to a domestic incident. Authorities did not release more details about the shooting.

The release says Pughsley had been employed with the Montgomery Police Department since 2016.