Alabama po­lice of­fi­cer killed, an­other wounded in shoot­ing

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD -

BIRM­ING­HAM, Ala. - One Birm­ing­ham po­lice sergeant was killed and an­other of­fi­cer crit­i­cally wounded early Sun­day morn­ing in a shoot­ing as they ques­tioned two peo­ple sus­pected of try­ing to break into cars in Alabama’s largest city. Two sus­pects are in cus­tody, one of whom was shot and is re­ceiv­ing med­i­cal treat­ment, of­fi­cials said.

Po­lice iden­ti­fied the of­fi­cer who was fa­tally shot as Sgt. Wy­tasha Carter, 44, who had been with the depart­ment since 2011.

They haven’t re­leased the names of the wounded of­fi­cer or the sus­pects. Birm­ing­ham Po­lice Chief Patrick Smith said the of­fi­cers ap­proached the two sus­pects just be­fore 2 a.m. out­side a night­club in down­town Birm­ing­ham, after a plain­clothes of­fi­cer spot­ted one check­ing door han­dles on cars parked out­side the venue.

Smith said one sus­pect opened fire after be­ing con­fronted by the of­fi­cers.

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