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Former Olympian shot dead in Alabama dispute – .


Former Olympian and NCAA track superstar Emmit King in the 1980s was killed in a shootout with another man on Sunday in Bessemer, Alabama. He was 62 years old.
Police say they responded to the scene of a shooting around 3:40 p.m. Sunday, where they found King and another man, Willie Albert Wells, of Birmingham, suffering from gunshot wounds, according to local NBC affiliate WVTM 13.

Both men died of their injuries, the Jefferson County coroner’s office confirmed on Monday.

The men knew each other and argued before they pulled out their guns, police told WVTM 13.

King was an American star in track and field in the 1980s. He raced for the University of Alabama, winning the NCAA National Championship in the 100-meter in 1983. In 1984 and 1988, King raced with the US relay team at the Olympics.

But King is best known for winning bronze at the inaugural World Athletics Championships in 1983.

The Olympic world reacted to the news of King’s death on Monday.

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing, according to WVTM 13. The Hill has contacted the Bessemer Police Department for comment.



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