Talladega police shootout

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TALLADEGA, AL (WSFA) - A Talladega police officer was shot at during a traffic stop Saturday.

Investigators tell us the officer pulled over the suspect on the west side of Talladega.

As he was approaching the car, the driver pulled out a gun and began firing.

The officer returned fire hitting the suspect.

Even though he was hit, the suspect got back into his car and led officers on a chase.

The suspect ended up crashing his car.

Medics took the suspected shooter by helicopter to UAB where we are told he is being treated for his injuries, which are considered life threatening.

The officer was not injured.

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