Birmingham Police: Officer shot armed suspect during vehicle stop

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Birmingham police confirm that one of their officers shot a man during a vehicle stop.

Birmingham police spokesman Lt. Sean Edwards tells local media that two officers stopped a suspicious vehicle in the city on Tuesday night. Police didn’t specify why the vehicle was suspicious.

Edwards says the driver got out of the vehicle and refused to comply with the officers’ commands.

One of the officers deployed his stun gun. Edwards says the other officer saw the man holding a gun and fired on him.

The man’s condition wasn’t immediately available, but Edwards said the man was alert and talking when he was taken to a hospital.

Edwards says several shots were fired. None were fired by the suspect.

The State Bureau of Investigation will lead the probe into the shooting.