UPDATE: Police officer shot, killed on I-65 near Birmingham - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

UPDATE: Police officer shot, killed on I-65 near Birmingham

PELHAM, AL (WAFF) - Pelham police held a news conference Friday morning to release new information on the shooting death of officer Phillip Davis.

Police confirmed that the 33-year-old Davis suffered the fatal wound during a traffic stop on Interstate 65 late Thursday night.  He was rushed to UAB Hospital where he died a short time later.

Police caught the suspected shooter a couple of hours later in a different vehicle on I-65.  Police identified the suspect as Bart Wayne Johnson.  No word yet on the charges he'll face.

A section of I-65 in Shelby County was shut down for a while overnight while police investigated the crime scene.

Davis had been with Pelham police nearly five years.

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