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From AnneClaire Stapleton, CNN

(CNN) – One sheriff’s deputy was fatally shot and another one was in critical condition Friday after they were confronted by a man at an Alabama home, authorities said.

The incident started about 4 p.m. after authorities were called to a home in Baldwin County to settle a family dispute, the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office said.

They were confronted by a man at the home.

“During the engagement, two deputies were shot and later transported,” the sheriff’s office said.

One deputy was pronounced dead at the hospital. The man at the home was also shot and killed, the sheriff’s office said.