MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A Montgomery police officer shot Wednesday night while investigating a robbery is in "okay" condition says Montgomery Mayor Bobby Bright.
Officers confirm three suspects are in custody at this hour and a total of four people are wounded, thought it was not immediately known if those wounded are suspects or victims. The officer is in stable condition at Baptist Medical Center South Hospital. Two others are in "serious" condition.
WSFA 12 News was the first Montgomery TV station on the scene with on-air and online coverage.
More than a dozen patrol cars, fire trucks, and an Alabama State Trooper helicopter blanketed the night sky with a sea of blue, trying to quickly secure the scene and check on their fellow officer.
The incident happened on North Pass Road in Montgomery where officers responded to an attempted burglary call around 7:30pm.
Mayor Bright said the suspects started waving guns and wouldn't put them down. Then, he says, the suspects opened fire and officers returned fire.
The officer, whose name has not been released, was rushed by ambulance to Baptist Medical Center South. Mayor Bright visited the officer, whom he said was "jovial", and even got a congratulations on his recent Congressional win.
MPD spokesman Lt. Mark Drinkard told WSFA 12 News that the investigation would be turned over to the Alabama Bureau of Investigation as a matter of routine since an officer was involved in the shooting.
Mayor Bright said around 9:00pm the situation was "under control" and was still on going. At 10:30pm we learned the incident was over.