Bessemer officer on leave in connection with Gardendale officer-involved shooting

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BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) — A police officer has been placed on administrative leave in connection to an officer-involved shooting in Gardendale Wednesday night.

Bessemer Police Officer Stanley Raheem Thomas, 26, a patrolman, was off-duty when the shooting happened, Bessemer Police Chief Mike Roper confirms.

Gardendale Police have obtained warrants to arrest Thomas for obstructing a governmental operation and resisting arrest. He will be booked into jail on a $500 bond for the former charge and a $1,000 for the latter.

An investigation is ongoing.

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