Huntsville police officer killed in shooting

Alabama News

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP/WDHN) — Authorities say a Huntsville police officer has been killed in a shooting.

The Huntsville Police Department said in a statement that one of its officers was wounded in the shooting on Friday afternoon.

They said the bullet struck the officer outside the bulletproof vest and died at the hospital. The police department said a suspect is in custody.

A spokesman for the department told local media outlets that the shooting happened while officers with a task force were chasing a suspect in a drug-related investigation.

Five Alabama law enforcement officers have been killed this year in the line of duty.

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