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Trussville leaders respond to Birmingham police shooting

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

TRUSSVILLE — City leaders in Trussville are responding to the news that a Birmingham police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty and another officer was critically wounded Sunday morning.

The shooting occurred at 1:59 a.m. while officers were investigating vehicle break-ins in downtown Birmingham.

The slain officer has been identified as Sgt. Wytasha Carter.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the killed and wounded officers of the Birmingham Police Department,” Trussville Police Chief Eric Rush said. “It is a sad day for law enforcement and our support goes out to Chief Smith and the men and women of his department.”

“Our hearts hurt for the family of the officers and their brothers who serve to keep us safe,” City Council President Jef Freeman said. “Please know your neighbor city loves and support your efforts to keep your city safe. We lift up all who too often have to stand in harms way.”

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