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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -
A Bessemer policeman interrupted an attempted robbery and ended up shooting the alleged robber on Sunday night.
The shooting happened at the Dollar General Store on 4th Avenue SW. about 8 p.m. Sunday.
Bessemer Deputy Chief Mike Roper said the officer was on a routine security check when he found a man trying to force the cashier to give him money.
"The officer overheard the gentleman attempting to rob the cashier and he confronted the suspect. Ordered the suspect to drop his weapon and see his hands. After that, shots were fired," Roper said.
Roper said the suspect refused to obey the officer's commands. The suspect was hit twice and taken to a hospital and treated for his injuries.
The suspect was later identified as Marcus DeWayne Evans, 29. He has been charged with first degree robbery.
Monday, Dollar General customers were shocked at the shooting but thankful the police officer was there to stop the robbery.
"Scared. Scared, but Bessemer police does such a good job here. I'm just glad none of the employees got hurt," customer Mary Smith said.
Deputy Chief Roper said the officer acted properly and he also agreed it's fortunate no one else was hurt.
"I think it's a blessing no one else was injured. The officer is doing fine. The people working at the store, none of them were injured," Roper said.
Roper said an investigation continues into the shooting.
"Once this office is involved in a shooting, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department conducts the investigation and the officer is place on administrative leave with pay, pending the outcome of investigation," Roper said.