Suspect identified in incident that injured 2 Birmingham PD officers at Kings Food

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Update (10/19): A suspect has been identified in the incident that left to Birmingham police officers injured at Kings Food Mart Thursday.

Demetrious Williams, 32, has been arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree assault, first-degree robbery, first-degree escape and felony disarming a law enforcement officer.

Williams is currently being held at the Jefferson County Jail.


Update (10/17): The Birmingham Police Department has a suspect in custody who may have been the man who tased one officer and bit another one before fleeing the scene.

The incident occurred at King’s Food around 1 p.m., according to BPD.

No other information has been released at this time. Stay with CBS 42 as this is an ongoing story.


Original (10/17): Two Birmingham police officers have sustained injuries after an incident at Kings Food grocery store in East Birmingham Thursday afternoon.

The incident occurred at 1 p.m. According to BPD, officers attempted to arrest and tase a suspect accused of a theft at the business. The officers and the suspect then got into a physical altercation.

WATCH: OFFICER INJURED AT KINGS FOODS

During a physical altercation, one of the officer’s tasers was taken by the suspect who then used it on one of the officers. Another officer was bitten by the suspect.

The suspect did sustain injuries and then fled the scene on foot and is still at large, according to BPD.

No other information has been released at this time. Stay with CBS 42 as this is an ongoing story.


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