Authorities probing fatal police shooting in Alabama

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Posted: Feb 25, 2016 1:49 PM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Alabama are investigating the fatal shooting of a man by a police officer.

Montgomery Police Chief Ernest Finley told local media the man was carrying an object that appeared to be a large stick when the officer saw him. A fight between the two ensured after the officer approached. Neither identity has been released.

Finley says the officer has been with the department for roughly four years. He's on administrative leave and will be interviewed by state officials.

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating. Spokesman Lt. Steve Jarrett says the findings of the investigation will be turned over to prosecutors.