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Off-duty Birmingham cop shot at home in Pinson

By Gary Lloyd

PINSON — A 37-year-old off-duty Birmingham police officer was shot during a domestic violence call in the 5000 block of Gold Leaf Lane in Pinson on Monday night.

Deputies responded to the call at 7:55 p.m.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Randy Christian said that initial information is that an adult female friend was at his house when her husband showed up and knocked on the door. When the victim opened the door, the husband fired three shots, Christian said. 

The victim was hit in the hand, lower body and back. He was alert and talking when he was transported to UAB Hospital and his injuries were believed to be non life threatening, Christian said.

The husband, age 34 and from Homewood, fled the scene and is at large, Christian said.

If you have information on this case, you are encouraged to call 205-325-1450.

Contact Gary Lloyd at news@trussvilletribune.com and follow him on Twitter @GaryALloyd.

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