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Suspect killed after firing more shots at Baldwin County deputies

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Daytime view of the mobile home where a man who fired on Baldwin County deputies was shot and killed by officials (Photo: Kendra Turley, FOX10 News) Daytime view of the mobile home where a man who fired on Baldwin County deputies was shot and killed by officials (Photo: Kendra Turley, FOX10 News)
Highway 98 blocked by law enforcement officers near Barnwell on Monday (FOX10 News) Highway 98 blocked by law enforcement officers near Barnwell on Monday (FOX10 News)
Robert Yates Jr., pictured in a 2013 arrest photo Robert Yates Jr., pictured in a 2013 arrest photo
BALDWIN COUNTY, AL (WALA) -

TUESDAY UPDATE: Baldwin County authorities have released the identity of the man who they say fired on deputies during a standoff Monday. Robert Yates Jr. was the man shot and killed by deputies as he opened fire on them, officials said during a news conference.

Baldwin County Sheriff Hoss Mack delivered the word Monday night that the man was dead.

The incident started around 1:30 p.m. at a mobile home park on Highway 98 near Keller Road in Barnwell. Mack said two deputies were there to serve an eviction notice when a man inside the home fired shots at them. 

The deputies returned fire and were able to escape without injury. The suspect then barricaded himself in the home for the next five hours. 

During the standoff, deputies attempted to contact the man several times in an attempted to get him to surrender. Mack said the suspect refused to give up. 

Around 6:30 p.m., Mack said the SWAT team went into the home to get the man out. Mack said the suspect then fired more shots, hitting the protective equipment of the law enforcement officers. The sheriff said his deputies were not hurt thanks to the ballistic vests and shields. 

Mack said the deputies returned fire and killed the man. His name has not been released. 

The Baldwin County Major Crimes Unit will take the lead investigating the case. All deputies involved will be interviewed Monday night and again on Tuesday.

Mack said the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office and Baldwin County District Attorney's Office will also conduct their own investigations. 

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