Huntsville police officer shot in standoff

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) – A police officer in downtown Huntsville was shot after responding to a domestic call early Friday morning.

It happened at a home on Stanford Drive, which is just off Governors Drive in the medical district. The officer was taken to Huntsville Hospital. He is expected to be okay.

We spoke with WHNT19 in Huntsville at 4:30am, they tell us the shooter is dead.

People evacuated from their homes are being allowed to return.

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