Police and Law Enforcement

Alabama police officer reportedly shot twice after car chase

An Alabama police officer reportedly was shot two times early Friday after an apparent car chase stemming from a drug deal gone wrong.

The shooting occurred around 2:30 a.m. at a Citgo gas station near the Interstate-10 exit in Grand Bay, WALA-TV reported. The Mobile Police Department told WKRG-TV the extent of the unidentified officer’s injuries is unknown but he was expected to survive.

The suspect in the shooting was also wounded, WKRG-TV reported. The suspect’s condition is unclear at this time.

Witnesses told WKRG-TV that the incident appeared to be drug deal that went wrong. They said the suspect was meeting a group of people behind a restaurant when an undercover officer turned their lights on.

The suspect then attempted to flee on a motorcycle and was chased to the gas station where the shooting occurred.

Mobile Police are expected to hold a press conference later Friday morning.

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