From The Trussville Tribune Staff reports
FLORENCE –Special Agents with ALEA’s State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) are investigating a Florence Police Department officer-involved shooting. The request was made by the Florence Police Department, according to a press release from ALEA.
The shooting occurred around 12:09 a.m. on Sunday at the intersection of Cox Creek Parkway and Cloverdale Road in Florence.
The officer was was stopped at a traffic signal and the suspected shooter was in a turn lane, both headed west on Cox Creek Parkway. Police were investigating what led to the shooting, according to the Times-Daily.
An officer was injured and airlifted to Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville. The involved subject was later located by law enforcement on Chisolm Road, ALEA stated.
The newspaper reported that officer Brian Berry was shot in the face, but is now headed home from the hospital this afternoon, officials said.
Preliminary indications are the subject died of an apparent, self-inflicted, gunshot wound.
Once the investigation is complete, the findings will be turned over to the Lauderdale County District Attorney.
Nothing further is available as the investigation is ongoing.