From The Tribune staff reports
SELMA — The Dallas County District Attorneys Office announced the death of a Selma police officer after a shooting early Tuesday.
One other person, identified as Moorer’s significant other, was injured and transported to a hospital for treatment.
Investigators with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reported to the scene.
Attorney General Steve Marshall issued the following statement this morning regarding the death of Moorer:
“Once again, one of Alabama’s law enforcement heroes has been tragically struck down. Early this morning, Officer Marquis Moorer was on duty with the Selma Police Department and had stopped by his home for a lunch break when shots were fired from outside. Officer Moorer was killed, and another person inside the residence at Selma Square Apartments was injured and has been hospitalized.
“Every day, officers routinely risk their lives simply by putting on their uniforms and performing their duties to protect their fellow citizens. We must honor them and never take for granted the sacrifices they make on our behalf. I ask you to join me in prayerful gratitude for Officer Moorer as we hold his loved ones in our hearts”.
The search for the shooter is underway.