Blount County coroner John Mark Vaughn identified the man shot to death by a Blount County Sheriff’s deputy last week as 24-year-old Caleb Joseph Ryan.
According to reports, the incident happened on Martin Road in Blountsville after the deputy responded to a domestic violence call.
The suspect ran and then fought the deputy before he was shot. The deputy was also injured and taken to Cullman Regional Medical Center, according to Blount County Sheriff Loyd Arrington who confirmed the deputy’s injuries were not life-threatening.
The deputy suffered an eye injury during the fight and is on administrative leave, according to reports.