Two police officers in Birmingham, Alabama, were investigating a suspected car burglary when a suspect opened fire on two officers, killing one and critically injuring another, officials said.
Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith said at a news conference the two officers had approached two suspects just before 2 a.m. outside a downtown nightclub after a plainclothes officer saw at least one suspect checking door handles on parked cars. One of the officers died and the other officer is in critical condition, according to Smith. Officials have not yet named the officers. One suspect is currently in custody and one suspect is receiving medical care.