Alabama po­lice of­fi­cer killed, an­other wounded in shoot­ing

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

Of­fi­cials had two sus­pects in cus­tody, one of whom was shot and re­ceived med­i­cal treat­ment.

Birm­ing­ham Po­lice Chief Patrick Smith said the of­fi­cers ap­proached two sus­pects around 2 a.m. out­side a down­town night­club.

Smith said one sus­pect fired after be­ing con­fronted by the of­fi­cers.

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