Alabama Police Officer Fatally Shot; Second Officer Critically Wounded

Carol Robinson, Alabama Media Group, Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — One Birmingham police officer was killed and another critically wounded in a shooting early Sunday outside a downtown nightclub.

The shooting happened just before 2 a.m. in the 900 block of Fifth Avenue North outside the 4 Seasons Bar & Grill. One suspect was taken into custody and one suspect was also shot. Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service transported all three to UAB Hospital’s Trauma Center.

Birmingham police officials identified the fallen officer as Sgt. Wytasha Carter, 44. He had served with the Birmingham Police Department since 2011, where he has worked various assignments including West Precinct, HICOPP and Youth Services as a school resource officer. Carter was promoted to ser…

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