Police Officer Shot, Suspect Dead

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) – Alabama authorities say a police officer has been shot and the suspect has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.

Florence Police Sgt. Brad Holmes tells The Associated Press the officer was shot in the face just after midnight Sunday at Cox Creek Parkway and Cloverdale Road. Holmes says no motive was immediately available and it’s unclear how the incident happened.

Holmes says the officer was in stable condition at Huntsville Hospital. Police are withholding the names of the officer and suspect, pending family notification.

Police say following a vehicle chase just after 1 a.m., the suspect crashed in a church parking lot and fired multiple gunshots at officers, who didn’t return fire.

Holmes says the suspect was found in his vehicle with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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