BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE OCT. 20, 11 AM:
The Jefferson County Coroner identified the man killed in the officer-involved shooting Thursday night as Steven Wayne Truex.
Birmingham police tell us an officer has been involved in a shooting while responding to a domestic call in the 400 block of Dalton Drive; the suspect is deceased.
Birmingham police say they responded a little after 4 p.m. to find a very distraught girl who told them her step-father was choking and hitting her mother. The mother and daughter fled the location to speak with the officers.
Officers then headed down the street to try to speak with the stepfather. Lt. Edwards says the stepfather was not cooperative, and was combative to the officers and appeared armed. Edwards says they tried to get him to put his weapon down, and he refused, so they deployed tasers that were not effective on the man. At that point, Edwards said they discharged their weapons, and the individual was struck one time.
Lt. Sean Edwards says the officer involved has been placed on routine administrative leave, and the State Bureau of Investigations will handle the case.