Alabama po­lice of­fi­cer killed, an­other wounded in shoot­ing

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One po­lice sergeant was killed and an­other officer crit­i­cally wounded Sun­day morn­ing as they in­ves­ti­gated a sus­pected car bur­glary.

Lo­cal me­dia re­ported that officials had two sus­pects in cus­tody, one of whom was shot and is re­ceiv­ing med­i­cal treat­ment.

Birm­ing­ham Po­lice Chief Pa­trick Smith said the officers ap­proached two sus­pects about 2 a.m. out­side a down­town night­club.

Smith said one sus­pect opened fire af­ter be­ing con­fronted by the officers.

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