From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — For the second time in less than a week, Birmingham police officers were fired on while attempting to make a traffic stop. The incident on Saturday resulted in one suspect dead and another wounded after a shootout that stretched from Ensley to Hueytown.
According to Birmingham Police Officer Rodarius Mauldin, an officer-involved shooting investigation is now underway following the incident that occurred on Saturday at approximately 11:29 p.m.
“An officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop occupied by two subjects at Ave I and 21st Street Ensley,” Mauldin said. “The driver of the vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit ensued. During the pursuit shots were fired at the officer.”
The pursuit ended in the 3200 block of Allison Bonnet Memorial Drive in the city limits of Hueytown.
“Additional shots were fired resulting in both subjects being wounded by gunfire,” Mauldin said.
One of the suspects was transported to UAB Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The other suspect was pronounced deceased on the scene by Hueytown Fire and Rescue, as well as Jefferson County Corner.
An officer was transported to UAB Highlands with minor injuries.
The shooting investigation will be conducted by the Alabama Bureau of Investigation. Updates will be provided as they come available.