Officer-Involved Shooting in Tuscaloosa Critically Injures Suspect, No Police Hurt
A man suffered life-threatening injuries after he was shot by Tuscaloosa Police officers at an apartment complex early Wednesday morning, according to local law enforcement sources.
Captain Jack Kennedy, the commander of the multi-agency Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, said TPD officers were called to Bent Tree Apartments on Hargrove Road around 2 a.m. Wednesday.
It is not immediately clear what led to the shooting, but Kennedy said police opened fire on a suspect there.
Kennedy and Stephanie Taylor, a spokeswoman for the Tuscaloosa Police Department, said no officers were injured, but a 29-year-old white male was shot.
The injured man was taken to DCH Regional Medical Center with injuries that Kennedy called life-threatening and remained at the hospital early Wednesday morning.
VCU investigators who are not affiliated with the Tuscaloosa Police Department will handle the case -- detectives from the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office, the Northport Police Department and the University of Alabama Police Department.
Kennedy said more information will be released later Wednesday. Stay connected to the Tuscaloosa Thread for more details as they come available.
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