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PRESS RELEASE                                        Friday, April 24, 2020

Contact: Kim Garner

Phone: 205-254-2036


This morning, a Birmingham Police officer was shot in the line of duty while responding to a call at a local restaurant.  The officer was taken to UAB hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  The suspect was shot and killed in the exchange of gunfire.

“These are challenging times,” said Council President William Parker.  “Our law enforcement and essential businesses are going above and beyond the call to serve the citizens of Birmingham throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This is not the time or place for senseless acts of violence.  We are wishing the officer a speedy recovery.”

“We stand behind all of the men and women of the Birmingham Police Department,” said Public Safety Chair Hunter Williams.  “This exemplifies the dangers that they face every single day, serving the citizens of Birmingham.  This is a time when we need for our community to rally around the police and all of those who continue to work and put their lives on the line during the extraordinary times of COVID-19.”

The Birmingham City Council is continuing to monitor this developing situation, and sends thoughts and prayers to all of those who have been impacted by this incident.