Auburn Police officer shot in stable condition, suspect reportedly died in apartment fire

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AUBURN, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE 11 P.M. — 

Suspect Christopher James Wallace and female wanted in connection of shooting of Auburn Police Officer have both died following apartment fire, authorities report.

Police also say the injured officer is now listed in stable condition at East Alabama Medical Center. 

 UPDATE: 9:30 P.M. — 

Auburn Campus Safety reported shots were fired near the Auburn Vet School in a tweet. The Vet School went on lock down and asked students to avoid the area. Around 10 minutes later, students were given the all clear from Auburn Police. 

According to Auburn Campus Safety, police presence will continue across from the Vet School, which is an off-campus location. 


AUBURN, Ala. (WIAT) — An Auburn Police officer was shot multiple times Friday night, authorities report. Police are still searching for the suspect.

Around 5:30 p.m. Friday night, police attempted to make a traffic stop in the 1100 block of Opelika Road near a Dollar General. That is when the suspect, who police identify as 38-year-old Christopher James Wallace, allegedly fired shots at a police officer striking the officer multiple times. 

The suspect fled the scene in a silver 2006 Jeep Liberty, Alabama tag 6AB5267, police report. He is a white male, last seen wearing a camo hoodie.

The officer who was shot has been with the Auburn Police Department for about four to five years, Captain Lorenzo Dorsey, Auburn Police officer said. Police say the officer was alert when he was taken to East Alabama Medical Center. They are hopeful that he will make a recovery, police reported on the scene. 

Auburn Campus safety tweeted the shooting is not believed to be connected to Auburn University. 

This is a developing story, check back for more updates.

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