Suspected Alabama cop killer in custody

Authorities say they’ve apprehended a man responsible for killing an Auburn police officer Sunday night.

29-year-old Grady Wayne Wilkes is accused of murdering 13-year veteran officer William Buechner.

Police say Buechner and two other officers responded to a domestic violence call. They came under fire when they arrived at the mobile home park. All three were wounded, Buechner fatally.

Wilkes was found about a mile from the initial scene shortly after 7 a.m. Monday following a tip. CNN reports Wilkes has a military background but details weren’t immediately available. The individual who made the initial call for help was able to escape the situation unharmed.