From Tribune staff reports
WARRIOR — Warrior Police Chief Scott Praytor said one of his officers was shot during an investigation on Thursday night. The officer, identified as Lee Glenn, was reportedly struck in the upper torso.
“About 9:40 p.m. this evening, one of our investigators, he was investigating a possible drug sale behind me back here,” Praytor said. “The officer was just in the preliminary stages of the investigation when he noticed this subject walking in the street toward the car that he was in.
“The officer got out, and the subject started to run. The officer told him not to run, and the subject turned around and opened fire on the officer without warning. Our officer was struck several times, and he’s at UAB Hospital right now.”
Praytor said multiple units responded from Jefferson and Blount counties and surrounding cities.
At the request of Praytor, Special Agents with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) are investigating an officer‐involved shooting, which involved an officer with the Warrior Police Department.
Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) has confirmed a suspect, Julian Scott McKenzie, 20, was taken into custody with charges pending. Praytor said it did not appear that the suspect had been shot, though the officer did return fire. According to the chief, the last update he received was that Glenn was in stable condition.