Incoming state lawmaker Shane Stringer involved in police shooting

Shane Stringer
Shane Stringer [Photo Credit: Shane Stringer on Facebook]

The incoming state representative for House District 102, Satsuma Police Chief Shane Stringer, was one of two officers involved in a fatal shooting on Friday the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) has confirmed.

Stringer — who bested his GOP opponent Willie Gray in the Republican run-off for House by only 28 votes, 2,580 to 2,552, does not have Democratic opposition in the Nov. 6 general election — was involved in a stand-off in Citronelle, Ala. with 63-year-old Ulman Jerald Roberts Friday morning.

“Ulman broke into the home of his estranged wife and barricaded himself inside after she fled. Roberts fired at officers and was fatally injured in return fire,” reported’s Lawrence Specker.

The MSCO confirms Roberts opened fire on Stringer, along with police officer Alfred Webb, before they returned fire.

Roberts died from his injuries Friday.