Alabama man shot by police is charged with attempted murder

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — A 19-year-old Alabama man shot and wounded by police is now charged with two counts of attempted murder.The Gadsden Times reports Kenneth Jay Crozier Jr. was shot May 4 by a city police officer responding to a report of shots fired. Police say in a news release that officers approached Crozier and he refused to comply with orders. It’s unclear what orders.

It says officers then tackled Crozier and realized he had a handgun. It says Crozier’s gun fired and an officer returned fire. It’s unclear how Crozier’s gun was fired. He was treated for wounds that weren’t life-threatening.

Authorities didn’t immediately release the identities of the involved officers. The officers are on administrative leave or non-enforcement duty pending an investigation.

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Information from: The Gadsden Times, http://www.gadsdentimes.com

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