Officer Shot

Man Pleads Guilty in 2019 Slaying of Birmingham Officer

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A man charged with shooting one Birmingham police officer to death and wounding another has pleaded guilty to capital murder. A judge sentenced 33-year-old Jeremy Elwin Owens to life without parole on Monday in the killing. Owens avoided a possible death penalty by pleading guilty to killing Sgt. Wytasha Carter on  Jan. 13, 2019. He also…

Mississippi man held in shooting of Alabama police officer

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A Mississippi man is charged in a shooting that injured an Alabama police officer. Authorities say 19-year-old Devonte Lavon Farmer is being held on attempted murder charges in the confrontation, which occurred at an apartment complex in Tuscaloosa on Monday. Tuscaloosa police say an officer was shot in his bulletproof vest while answering a call about…

Pine Hill Police Officer Shot in the Line of Duty

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Pine Hill police officer is shot in the line of duty in Wilcox County. Police Chief Nikisha Gailes says the officer was shot while attempting to serve a warrant. “He went to assist two Wilcox County deputies,” said Gailes. Gailes says the incident happened early Friday morning — sometime after midnight. The injured officer…

Off-Duty Police Officer Among Five Injured, One Dead in Shooting at Ensley Motorcycle Club

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Police say a shooting at an Alabama motorcycle club left one person dead and injured five others, including an off-duty Birmingham police officer. News outlets report the shooting occurred just before midnight Saturday. Birmingham Police Sgt. Rod Mauldin says one gunshot victim died at the hospital. The others, including the off-duty officer, had injuries that were not…

UPDATE: Kimberly Police Officer Dies, Suspect Charged with Capital Murder

UPDATE: A North Alabama police officer, who was shot during a high-speed chase early Wednesday morning, has died.  The suspected shooter, Preston Chyenne Johnson, is now facing capital murder charges. U.S. Attorney Jay Town confirmed the Kimberly police officers’s death on Twitter, saying  “Alabama has lost another  brave officer whose end of watch came to soon while protecting and serving…

UPDATE: Suspect Identified in Ozark Police Officer Shooting

The suspect accused of shooting an Ozark police officer has been identified as 23-year-old Bradley Cutchens Credit: WDHN Authorities haven’t released the name of the officer who was wounded in Thursday night’s shooting, but Mayor Bob Bunting says the officer is in “very critical” condition after being shot in the face. We’re told the officer was answering a call when…