Two of­fi­cers shot, one fa­tally, in Birm­ing­ham

The Dallas Morning News - - News -

BIRM­ING­HAM, Ala. — One Birm­ing­ham po­lice of­fi­cer was killed and an­other crit­i­cally wounded in a shoot­ing early Sun­day as the of­fi­cers ques­tioned two peo­ple sus­pected of try­ing to break into cars, au­thor­i­ties said.

Two sus­pects are in cus­tody, one of whom was shot and is re­ceiv­ing med­i­cal treat­ment, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

Po­lice iden­ti­fied the of­fi­cer who was fa­tally shot as Sgt. Wy­tasha Carter, 44, a mem­ber of the depart­ment since 2011. The names of the wounded of­fi­cer and the sus­pects were not im­me­di­ately re­leased. Birm­ing­ham Po­lice Chief Pa­trick Smith said the of­fi­cers ap­proached the two sus­pects about 2 a.m. out­side a down­town night­club, af­ter a plain­clothes of­fi­cer spot­ted one of them 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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