Birmingham officer grazed by bullet in the face

(Source: JD Williams/WBRC)(Source: JD Williams/WBRC)


A Birmingham police officer was grazed by a bullet in the face around 3 am Saturday morning. He is currently at UAB Hospital and will be released later Saturday morning.

According to Captain Sean Edwards, a civilian was also shot in the buttocks and is in okay condition.

The shooting took place in the 2500 block of 16th Street North. 

Officers are actively searching for a suspect.

It is unknown at this time what transpired before the shooting.

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