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Officer Involved Shooting Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports that an officer involved shooting investigation is underway.

At approximately 10:40 p.m. a South Precinct officer was conducting routine patrol in the Tom Brown Housing Community when multiple shots rang out in the area. Upon further investigation, the officer encountered a suspect in the 4100 block of Messer Airport Highway alley. The suspect confronted the officer with a handgun. The officer discharged his weapon wounding the suspect. Birmingham Fire and Rescue reported to the scene and transported the suspect to UAB Hospital. The suspect’s injury is reported to be non-life threatening. There was no injury to the officer.

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

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

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