BLOUNT COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — An Oneonta police officer was injured, and a suspect is dead following a shooting Monday morning.

Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey said the shooting happened off Sand Valley Road Monday morning.

According to Blount County Sheriff Mark Moon, the Oneonta Police Chief got a phone call just before 11 a.m. about a person walking through the neighborhood that was unfamiliar to neighbors. Moon said they sent officers to respond.

Upon arrival, Moon said there was a “brief” pursuit into the woods that ended in a standoff where the suspect brandished a firearm. The suspect, later identified as 32-year-old John Joseph Hampton, died at the scene, according to Moon.

“This is something that we don’t deal with regularly and when you have a brother go down, it’s hard on a lot of folks,” Moon said. “When we come to work the last thing we want to do is hurt people. We want to save lives, protect people and serve our communities, and that’s what Oneonta did when they were trying to protect their community when this person who was not from around here came around.”

The officer responding to the scene was shot in the leg and is expected to survive, according to Casey, and is at UAB Hospital, according to Moon.

It is unknown if the injured officer was the one to kill the suspect.

The State Bureau of Investigation is handling the investigation.

Stay with CBS 42 for updates as this case develops.