Police Shootout In Eufala, Man Killed, Others Wounded

In Eufala, police shot and killed a man who went on a shooting spree and wounded three people including a 2 year old.

35-year-old Demarco Rhymes was shot to death after trading shots with police early Saturday morning. Police say Rhymes shot a 2-year-old in the leg at Level Acres Mobile Home Park. Then, he left the mobile park and shot a 42-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man. Some kind of domestic problem.

Eufaula police officers encountered Rhymes near Zion Church and he started shooting at them. He took off in a car — then on foot — shooting at officers along the way — and police gunfire finally hit and killed him. The little boy who was shot is in the hospital in Birmingham. The wounded man and woman are critical.

Police Chief Steve Watkins says the officers involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave, standard procedure duing the investigation