An MPD spokesman on the scene tells WSFA 12 News officers spotted a man wanted for escaping from jail. The suspect is identified as Ricky Walker.
While the officers had the man's car boxed in near the Boulevard at Virginia Loop Road, they reported Walker refused to get out and accelerated towards them.
Feeling their lives were in danger, the officers shot and killed Walker.
As a matter of routine, the Alabama Bureau of Investigation is now looking into this case because of an officer's involvement.
Walker's criminal history included several unpaid fines and a jail escape charge while on work release.
WSFA 12 News will have coverage from the scene on WSFA 12 News at 10:00.