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Man shot by Tuscaloosa County sheriff's deputy had violent dispute with friend

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TUSCALOOA COUNTY - AL - Angel Hill tells ABC 33/40 that she's devastated that long time family friend, Roylee Dixon, is dead.  She called for help when Dixon went on a violent rampage, one that ultimately led to his death following a shootout with a Tuscaloosa County sheriff's deputy. 

"I've never seen him act like that in my life," Hill said.

Hill says 48-year-old Dixon and her husband got in to a fight earlier in the evening Monday.  She says Dixon pulled a knife then fled after being punched by her husband. Hill thought that was the end of the incident, but Dixon later returned with a gun.

"He left and came back a couple of hours later and kind of shot the house up," Hill said. The first shot went through her front door and then into her son's bedroom window.  

"We were running. He was running after my kids and I kind of had to beg him not to shoot my oldest son."

While dodging bullets, they were calling 911 and running out of the house to avoid Dixon's violent rampage.

"Our officer responded, took action and was able to get those other citizens to safety,"
Chief Deputy Ron Abernathy said.

Investigators say the deputy encountered Dixon, who was still carrying a shotgun, as he was coming out of Hill's home. According to Abernathy, Dixon opened fire on the deputy, ignoring demands to drop his weapon. The deputy returned fire, fatally wounding Dixon.

"At this time we can not determine why he chose to fire on the deputy when he arrived," said Metro Homicide Lt. Kip Hart.

The deputy was not injured. Agents wit the Alabama Bureau of Investigations continue to investigate.
 
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