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Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Update


The Birmingham Police Department reports that a warrant has been obtained in connection with an officer involved shooting and vehicle break-in.


The suspect has been identified as;

Christopher Scroggins, B/M, 34, of Birmingham, Alabama. An Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Vehicle warrant has been obtained against the suspect. The suspect was released from the hospital and is in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail.


At approximately midnight on September 18, 2019, 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 Alabama Bureau of Investigation will continue to investigate the officer involved shooting aspect of this incident.


A mugshot of the suspect is attached.

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