Off-duty female police officer, 39, ‘shoots another woman after finding her in an unmarked police car
Out of service female police officer, 39, ‘shoots another woman after finding her in an unmarked police car with a male detective in the love triangle who went wrong’
- Woman was found dead Friday night in an unmarked police car after being shot
- The victim had been in the car with a police officer on duty from Birmingham
- The suspect shooter has been identified as 39-year-old Alfreda Fluker
- Fluker was also a police detective in Birmingham
- Neither the victim nor the officer on duty have been identified
The suspected gunman has been identified as the Birmingham Det police. Alfreda Fluker
An Alabama police officer is said to have shot and killed a woman who was in an unmarked police car with a male detective.
The incident happened late Friday night in a park in Birmingham.
“This is not a press conference I wanted to give today or any other day, but it’s about the facts and the realities of life,” said Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith on Saturday morning.
“It’s a press conference about a love triangle that went wrong, something that really happened this morning.”
The shooting took place in Germania Park in the city, but by the time police arrived, a 43-year-old woman found in the unmarked police car had been shot several times.
A woman was found dead Friday night in an unmarked police car after being shot near Germania Park in Birmingham, Alabama
She was taken to the trauma center of the UAB hospital, where she was pronounced dead early on Saturday.
The victim has not yet been named, but she was in the unmarked police car with a police detective who was not on duty at the time. The detective was not injured.
The suspected gunman has been identified as 39-year-old Alfreda Fluker who was also a police detective in Birmingham.
A ‘love triangle’ led to a fatal shooting that killed a 43-year-old woman and Birmingham Det police. Alfreda Fluker, 39, charged with suicide
Fluker, who had worked for the department for 15 years as part of the police’s Crime Reduction Team, was out of service at the time of the incident.
“We spent all night tracking down everything we could possibly do in this case, to make sure we had all the evidence and that we were following the right person and taking the right person into custody,” Chief said. Smith.
“We’ve followed every protocol to make sure we did everything right and even if it leads to one of ours, we’ll make the tough decision and take the right actions,” said Smith.
Fluker was arrested at her home in West Birmingham shortly before 7am on Saturday.
She is being questioned and likely to be charged with several crimes, including capital murder.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s State Bureau of Investigation is now responsible for investigating the case.
A male BPD detective who was not present at the time of the murder was not injured
Smith said AL.com that he was unsure of the exact relationship between the two officers and the murdered woman
“It’s something that’s been going on for a while, but we don’t know it,” he said.
“Today was a very difficult day for the Birmingham police as we investigated and witnessed this tragic event and changed three lives forever,” the department said in a statement. “Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to the victim and her family.”