BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A man was hospitalized after being shot by a Birmingham police officer Sunday evening.
According to acting police chief Scott Thurmond with the Birmingham Police Department, officers responded around 5 p.m. to a domestic violence situation in the 3600 block of Clairmont Avenue. Thurmond said the call indicated that a female had been assaulted and that a man involved had a firearm.
Upon arrival, officers found that the male suspect had left the scene. After receiving a description of said man, officers were able to locate him in the 2500 block of 7th Avenue South.
Thurmond said that the officers gave the man verbal commands to put down his weapon. When the man refused to do so, an officer then discharged his weapon and shot the suspect in the leg.
The man was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
No other information is available at this time, as the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is taking over the investigation.