Officer involved in overnight shooting in Eastlake area

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Early Thursday morning, officers were looking for suspects from an earlier robbery when they were led to an alley way in the East Lake area of Birmingham. The officers approached the two men which led scuffle between them.

One of the suspects pulled a gun on the officers, which led to one of the officers pulling out their firearm. The officer fired twice, hitting one of the suspects.

Both officers are okay and the victim was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

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