TALLADEGA, Ala. —A police officer was airlifted to UAB Hospital after being shot early Wednesday morning while responding to a domestic dispute.

The shooting happened at the Walmart in Talladega just before 4:30 a.m.

Officers said they were originally responding to reports of an abduction. Once they arrived on the scene, a driver inside a car opened fire, hitting one of the officers. Officers returned gunfire.

The driver has been pronounced dead. Another person inside the vehicle was also confirmed dead.

Authorities say a second officer was injured in the incident, but not by gunfire.

We’re told the officer who was shot was airlifted to UAB Hospital and is expected to survive.

Story via our broadcast partners WVTM 13.

 

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