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Officer Involved Shooting Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports that an officer involved shooting and vehicle break-in investigation is underway.

At approximately midnight, officers from the South Precinct responded to the 2100 block of Highland Avenue to investigate a report of a vehicle break-in in progress. Upon arrival, a BPD officer received information of a suspect that was breaking into a vehicle in the rear of the location. The responding officer located a suspect matching the description inside a vehicle in the rear parking lot. The officer and suspect became involved in an altercation before the officer discharged his weapon striking the suspect. BPD officers provided aid to the suspect until Birmingham Fire and Rescue reported to the scene and transported the subject to UAB Hospital for treatment. The suspect’s injury is reported to be non-life threatening. There was no injury to the officer.

 The suspect remains in the hospital receiving treatment for his injury.

 The officer involved shooting investigation will be conducted by the Alabama Bureau of Investigation.

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