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Wanted Horry County child rapist killed in shootout in Alabama

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CONWAY, SC - Huntsville Alabama police said a man who was shot Friday morning in an incident involving an officer has died. 

The victim was identified as Brent Egan Dotson, age 57, who was wanted for sentencing in a case of child rape.

Horry County police had been searching for Dotson who was wanted after being convicted of raping a 6-year-old girl.

Authorities said Dotson failed to show up for his trial in December, but the trial moved forward without him and he was convicted.

Alabama police got a 911 call at 8:07 a.m. Friday about a suspicious person at Mountain View Mobile Home Park on Slaughter Road in Huntsville, just south of Highway 72.

Mountain View resident Samantha Perry told WHNT that she called police after spotting a man, who turned out to be Dotson.

She told the TV station that she saw the entire shootout unfold from her front window.

"Shots were fired and then some more shots were fired, and then it was just blood going everywhere," Perry said.

"He just didn't look right, he looked disturbed, very crazy," said Perry.

Dotson was seen taping a pair of fishing poles to a nearby stop sign.

It's not known how long Dotson was in north Alabama or where he may have been staying, WHNT-TV reported.

"It's kind of shocking cause he could've gotten to my kids and the rest of the kids around here. I just can't believe somebody like that was here… I hate that the man lost his life, but he can't hurt no more kids, and I'm glad," Perry said.

The Huntsville police officer who fired his weapon remains on administrative leave, which is standard procedure.

The suspect in the shooting also showed a weapon and fired it, Hobbs said. Police spokesperson Harry Hobbs confirms an officer was involved, and fired his weapon in return.

Investigators are still trying to determine who fired the shot that hit the man.

Police are trying to determine if Dotson was shot by police or if his wound was self-inflicted.

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