Suspect in custody in shooting death of Alabama sheriff

  • Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams was shot and killed in the line of duty at a convenience store in Hayneville, Ala., on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (Kirsten Fiscus/Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

  • In this July 20, 2007 photo, Lowndes County Chief Deputy John Williams speaks during the memorial service for Lowndes County Sheriff Willie Vaughner at the Lowndes County Courthouse in Hayneville, Ala. Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams was fatally shot in the line of duty Saturday evening, Nov. 23, 2019, in a county near the state capital city, Gov. Kay Ivey said. Ivey tweeted that Sheriff Williams was “a pillar of the community.” (Mickey Welsh/Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

HAYNEVILLE, Ala. — An Alabama sheriff was fatally shot Saturday evening in a community near the state’s capital, authorities announced, and an 18-year-old suspect was taken into custody after an hourslong manhunt.