Authorities identify man killed by Lauderdale County sheriff’s deputies in Waterloo

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Authorities have identified a man killed in a shooting involving Lauderdale County sheriff’s deputies over the weekend.

Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton confirmed Paul Anthony Hardiman, 44, died in the incident on Saturday night.

Sheriff Singleton told News 19 that two deputies were investigating allegations of an abusive guard and it led them to a house in Waterloo on County Road 126.

Singleton said when deputies arrived, Hardiman confronted them and pulled out a gun. Deputies shot Hardiman during the altercation.

Both deputies have been placed on administrative leave.

Sheriff Singleton also told News 19 that there are warrants for Hardiman’s arrest in Lawrence County, Tenn., for charges including manufacture of methamphetamine and felony possession of a weapon.


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