Two men are arrested after the Alabama officer is shot and his partner is seriously injured while inspecting a car burglary
- Sgt. Wytasha Carter, 44, was shot on Sunday morning at 2 o'clock in the morning during service
- He inspected a car burglary in Birmingham with another officer
- The officers approached two suspects when one of the men opened fire
- Carter succumbed to his injuries while the other officer was seriously injured
- Both suspects were taken into custody and one of them was shot
Sgt. Wytasha Carter, 44, was shot on Sunday morning at 2 o'clock in the morning during service
One sergeant of the brigadier general in Birmingham was killed and another officer on Sunday morning critically wounded in a shooting in which she questioned two people suspected of wanting to break into the largest city of Alabama in cars.
Two suspects are in custody, one of whom was shot and given medical treatment, officials said.
The police identified the officer who was shot deadly as Sgt. Wytasha Carter, 44, who has been with the department since 2011. They have not released the names of the wounded officer or the suspects.
Chief of Birmingham, Patrick Smith, said the officers approached the two suspects just before 2 in the morning after a nightclub in the center of Birmingham, after an agent in civilian clothes had seen someone knocking the doorknobs on car. ; s parked outside the location. Smith said that a suspect opened fire after having been confronted with the officers.
"This is one of the toughest hours of your career," Smith said at a press conference, according to local media reports. & # 39; There is no boss, no officer who wants to deal with this. This is a very difficult affair for the family, very difficult for the department. & # 39;
Officers worked out a special detail in response to a rash of car burglaries in that area.
He inspected a car burglary in Birmingham with another officer and when they approached two suspects, one of the men sacked
When the secret officer discovered suspects who seemed to test door handles on cars, he called for a backup and Carter arrived, officials said.
& # 39; The officers approached a suspect and patted him where they found what they considered a weapon & # 39 ;, said Smith. They asked him about it, he armed himself and fired on our officers. & # 39;
Smith added: & It seems that our officers could not respond. They were completely surprised. We can not go into detail, because we are still in the infancy of the research. & # 39;
Carter began his career in law enforcement in 2002 as a correctional officer at Shelby County Sheriff and worked for two other police services before moving to the Birmingham department.
Carter had been with the department since 2011. They have not released the names of the wounded officer or the suspects
Carter succumbed to his injuries while the other officer was seriously injured
He was promoted to sergeant in February 2018.
News stores said that this was the first officer in Birmingham who was killed in a row in more than 14 years.
Mayor Randall Woodfin, mayor of Birmingham, called for prayers on Twitter.
& # 39; Join the praying for the Birmingham police officer who was murdered early this morning, and the officer currently in hospital. They were shot while they served and protected our city, "he tweeted.
Lawyer Jay E. Town of the United States has issued a statement stating the shooting & # 39; a heartbreaking reminder of the dangers of law enforcement during sleep & # 39; calls.