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Media Release 255

Officer Involved Shooting Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports investigators are conducting an officer involved shooting investigation. The incident occurred on Sunday, November 29, 2020.

At approximately 2:42 p.m., officers from North Precinct responded to a burglary in progress call at Emmanuel Temple Church located at 433 1st Street North. An officer arrived and encountered an armed suspect inside the church. There were no parishioners at the church during this incident. During the interaction the Officer discharged his weapon, however the suspect was not struck. Officers were able to deescalate to alternative measures to subdue the suspect. The officer sustained minor injuries and he was evaluated on the scene. The suspect did not sustain any injuries.

Alabama Bureau of Investigation will take the lead in this investigation.

**The information reported is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department’s understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed**

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Media Release 255 -Officer Involved Shooting Investigation