A shooting in Huntsville, Alabama, has claimed a cop’s life; another cop remains hospitalized in critical condition, after being shot while responding to a shooting call on Tuesday, Police said.
“This is a devastating loss for our department, the Huntsville community and the State of Alabama,” Huntsville Police Chief Kirk Giles said in a statement. “We send our heartfelt condolences to the officer’s family as they mourn their loved one who made the ultimate sacrifice.”
The Huntsville Police Department responded to a call at 4:45 p.m. on Governors House Drive, where the two officers were shot “by an offender at the scene” who intially ” barricaded himself inside an apartment.”
“The offender was apprehended about 6:20 p.m. and transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries,” the department said.
The officers were taken to Huntsville Hospital, according to the HPD. The second officer has undergone emergency surgery and remains in critical condition, the department said.
“As we grieve with our fallen officer’s family, we have another officer fighting for his life,” the chief added. “Please keep all our officers and the entire department in your prayers.”
A female shooting victim was at the scene when officers arrived, according to Police.
Both the offender and female victim “are at the hospital receiving treatment,” Police later said.