MUSCLE SHOALS — A Muscle Shoals police officer is on administrative leave, accused of shooting and killing a deer on federal property while on duty over the weekend.
Muscle Shoals Police Chief Robert Evans confirmed today that an officer is placed on administrative leave with pay while the shooting is under investigation. Evans declined to release details of the incident or the officer’s name.
Authorities identified the officer as Greg Scoggins.
Tennessee Valley Authority spokesman Scott Brooks confirmed the shooting took place Sunday morning on TVA property, specifically on the TVA Reservation near Second Street.
“The Alabama Department of Conservation is handling the case, and we have turned everything over to them,” Brooks said.