BIRMINGHAM OFFICER, SUSPECT WOUNDED AFTER TRAFFIC STOP
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Police in Alabama’s largest city say a sergeant and a suspect were both shot and wounded during an exchange of gunfire after a traffic stop.
Police in Birmingham told new outlets West Precinct Sgt. Anthony Wheeler was shot in the leg during a foot chase after a Wednesday afternoon traffic stop.
Authorities said both were being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said the officer pulled over a vehicle with three people inside, and one of them was a suspect in some area auto thefts.
Police say two people fled and gunfire was exchanged during the chase. All three were taken into custody. No charges were immediately announced.
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3/11/2020 5:59:25 PM (GMT -5:00)