Local police have reported that a police officer was injured when he responded to a call at a hotel in Alabama on Tuesday night.
He was identified as Moody’s police sergeant. Stephen Williams, 23, who spent three years with the department, said the news outlets have been reporting. He was shot just before 9:30 pm. And taken by ambulance to a hospital, AL.com Report.
“His loss is a loss to all of Alabama,” said the U.S. Rep. For the Northern District of Alabama. Attorney J E. Towne said in a statement. “This is another heartbreaking reminder of the dangers posed by law enforcement every day.
“He was a good man, a good man. It was fun to be around,” Moody Police Chief Thomas Hunt told AL.com.
News agencies have reported that a motel standoff with a heavy police presence may have been reported, and two suspects have been arrested.
Video was shown from dozens of law enforcement vehicles and a medical helicopter scene at a Super 8 motel. ABC 33/40 caught the sound of a camera firing at a nearby business.
Moody is a town in St. Clair County, 22 miles (35 kilometers) east of Birmingham.
Amar Fou Da told AL.com that he heard a lot of noise from his next room. “I heard it was like an AK47,” he said. Fou Da said he ran to the bathroom and hid in the tub.