3 shot, including MPD officer; shooting suspect dead
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A Montgomery police officer was injured and a suspect is dead after a shooting in a west Montgomery neighborhood.
Cylette Brewington had just made it to her home on Hill Street when she was suddenly caught off guard.
"I got out of my truck. I heard the shots. It was about 5 or 6. Then police and investigators started just flying down the street," said Brewington.
And what she saw and heard left her to draw a conclusion.
"I am like oh my God someone must have gotten killed," she said.
For hours crime scene tape was up, streets were blocked off, and there was a heavy police presence. MPD asked residents for one thing.
"Just be patient. This will be a very fluid scene for a very long time," said Brewington.
According to MPD spokeswoman Capt. Regina Duckett, officers were responding to a report of a man shot in the 1600 block of Westcott Street Wednesday afternoon. When the officers arrived, they found the victim with a serious gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital.
Duckett said a single, armed suspect fled the scene. Officers encountered him near the intersection of Hill and Jordan streets.
During the encounter, Duckett says one officer suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The suspect was fatally wounded.
Duckett said due to it being an officer-involved shooting, the State Bureau of Investigation has taken over the investigation, based on MPD protocol.
Duckett said the victim was not cooperative at the scene but that officers were going to attempt to speak with him at the hospital.
Carver High School was briefly placed on lockdown as a precaution following the shooting but that lockdown has since been lifted.
"It is very scary. I thank and praise God that school was in at that time because it could have been a lot worse. A lot of children walk that way to go home," Brewington said.
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