“I felt like I was in Iraq, and I never been,” Ozark resident speaks on shooting

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Update:

Reports have identified the deceased suspect involved in the shooting as Bradley Allen Cutchens, 23, of Ozark.

Original Report:

OZARK, Ala. (WDHN) —  Ozark Police responded to a home on Briar Hill Court close to 10 p.m. Thursday night.

A local resident, who wished to remain anonymous, told WDHN the suspect did not live in on the street where that shooting took place. She said his mother was in distress and called the police department for help.

“Even though that young man stayed on the street, his mama was asking for help when he said he was going to commit suicide, and he said if you call the police they won’t be able to get in. I’ll meet them before they get here and that’s exactly what he did,” She said.

After authorities arrived, she said that’s when the gunshots started.

“I couldn’t move, I couldn’t even hit the floor because it was just as shocking to me.”

According to the resident, the incident left many in the area in shock.

“I feel like I was in Iraq, and I ain`t never been, I feel like I got PTSD. It was so many officers and so much shooting it just didn’t make sense.”

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