HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) — A Hoover police officer is in the hospital after being shot in the line of duty Sunday afternoon.

According to the Hoover Police Department, officers arrived to I-459 around 11:25 a.m. on calls of a shooting. A motorist reported multiple shots being fired at his vehicle. No one was injured in that shooting, officers were provided with suspect vehicle information and were able to locate a possible suspect in The Hills at Hoover apartment complex. As officers attempted to initiate contact with the suspect, he pulled out a weapon and opened fire on officers.

One Hoover Police officer was struck multiple times in both arms and was transported to UAB hospital where he was treated and released. Hoover Police returned fire. The suspect then entered an apartment in the 3600 building of the complex.

After several hours of negotiations, the suspect voluntarily exited the apartment and was taken into custody without incident. He sustained non-life threatening gunshot wounds to the arm during the initial shooting with police and is being treated at a local hospital.