BIRMINGHAM, AL – A Birmingham police officer chasing a suspect was shot during a gunfight. Both the officer and the suspect were taken to a nearby hospital with gunshot wounds, per the Birmingham Police Department.
The incident occurred just before 1 p.m. Wednesday on Tuscaloosa Avenue. An investigation into a stolen vehicle led to a traffic stop where two suspects exited the vehicle shooting at the officer. The officer returned fire, striking one.
The unidentified officer was shot in the leg and is expected to survive.
Police say two suspects were taken into custody immediately, and a third was arrested about 3:30 pm. The suspect with the gunshot wound is also expected to survive.