WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) - The sheriff of Elmore County says officers stormed a home where a 17-year-old girl was being held hostage in hopes of rescuing her - though she ended up being shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend.
Sheriff Bill Franklin says authorities used stun grenades in the failed rescue attempt Thursday in Wetumpka. He says their priority was to get 17-year-old high school senior Haley Wingard out of the home alive.
Instead, police say Wingard was shot by her ex-boyfriend, 25-year-old Derrick Bean. He also died from multiple gunshots fired by a special operations team.