Deputy Shot In Florence, Another Man Wounded

Gunfight Wednesday night in Florence — deputies traded shots with a man they were trying to commit for a mental evaluation. Happened at a house on Ridge Avenue. Deputies were serving a commitment order on 35-year-old Timothy Vincent Murphy. The sheriff says deputies were in the home, Murphy opened fire, hitting deputy Randall McCrary in the chest. McCrary returned fire, hitting Murphy. The deputy expected to mak it, but Murphy’s condition is not known. In all, three deputies on leave now as the State Bureau of Investigation handles the case. Deputy McCrary is also a teacher — teaching law and public safety at the Career Technical Center for Limestone County Schools. Neighbors told reporters that Timothy Murphy — the man who shot the deputy — has caused alot of problems in the neighborhood.