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Media Release 209

Officer Involved Shooting Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives are conducting an Officer Involved Shooting Investigation. The incident occurred on Friday, September 18, 2020.

Just after 2:00 p.m., a patrol officer with The Birmingham Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle in the 1500 block of Avenue R. The suspect fled resulting in a vehicle pursuit. The suspect loss control of the vehicle and wrecked in the 6500 block of Avenue N. The suspect bailed from the vehicle and presented a firearm resulting in the officer discharging his weapon wounding the suspect. Officers immediately rendered aid by applying a tourniquet prior to the arrival of Birmingham Fire and Rescue. The suspect was transported to UAB Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The Birmingham Police Officer did not sustain any injuries during this incident. The suspect’s weapon was recovered on scene.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency will take the lead in this Officer Involved Shooting Investigation. Additional information pertaining to the suspect’s formal charges will be provided as it comes available.

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Media Release 209-Officer Involved Shooting