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Ala. deputy's wife shot while committing burglary

August 25, 2011
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Ala. deputy's wife shot while committing burglary

37-year-old Melanie April Wheeler Brewster was shot

By PoliceOne Staff

PISGAH, Ala. — A deputy’s wife was shot in the face while she was attempting a burglary.

April Wheeler Brewster was taken to the hospital by a friend after she was shot Tuesday.

An investigation revealed that the shooting took place outside a home in Pisgah that Brewster had attempted to rob prior to the shooting. Initial reports said that she was shot while driving.

Police declined to name the shooter, but a man has come forward claiming he fired the shot, according to WAFF. Billy Kirby told reporters that items were stolen from his home, including jewelry and knives.

Investigators said Brewster is the wife of Jackson County Sheriff's Deputy, but no evidence linking the deputy to the incident has come forward.

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