Police: Officers return fire, killing man who shot 1 of them

AP News
Posted: Nov 01, 2017 8:26 PM

ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say police fatally shot a man after he shot an officer investigating a crime scene in Alabama.

WBRC-TV reports that Anniston police were looking into the discovery of a woman's body Wednesday. Police Chief Shane Denham says a man tried to get into that crime scene and when officers tried to stop him, the man pulled a gun and shot a police officer.

Five officers, including the one who was shot, returned fire, and the suspect was pronounced dead on the scene. The dead man's name has not been released.

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The police officer who was shot is in the hospital but is expected to be released later Wednesday. The other four officers involved in the shooting are being questioned.

No information is available about the races of anyone involved.


Information from: WBRC-TV, http://www.myfoxal.com/