Marengo County Commissioner Freddie Armstead dies after accidental firearm discharge

Published 11:33 am Thursday, February 10, 2022

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Marengo County Commissioner Freddie Armstead

Long-time Marengo County Commissioner Freddie Armstead, 76, has died after what is believed to be an accidental gunshot wound. The incident occurred on Wednesday, February 9.

According to a press release from the Demopolis Police Department, after returning home from deer hunting, Armstead was at his residence getting his rifles out of his truck when one of the rifles accidentally discharged.

He was transported by ambulance to Whitfield Memorial Hospital and was being treated when he succumbed to his injuries.

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Commissioner Armstead has been a County Commissioner and a community leader for many years. He served District One for 36 years, and was running for re-election in the May primary.

This story will be updated when more information is available.