Police investigate officer-involved shooting in North Huntsville

Police confirmed an officer-involved shooting in the Sparkman Drive area Sunday night. (Source: WAFF)
Police confirmed an officer-involved shooting in the Sparkman Drive area Sunday night. (Source: WAFF)

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Huntsville police were called to the scene of what officials confirmed was an officer-involved shooting in the Cobblestone community on Sunday night.

A witness at the scene said he was working in the area when he heard two to three gunshots. A police escort accompanied a HEMSI ambulance leaving the scene with lights and sirens activated.

Police officials said the incident started as a traffic stop, but that the suspect got out of the vehicle, gun in hand, and fled. They said the officer shouted for the man to stop and drop the weapon, but that the man turned towards the officer, who then opened fire, striking the suspect at least once.

The suspect continued on foot after being shot. Officers were unable to locate him immediately, but a K-9 unit responded and assisted in locating the suspect.

Officials said no officers were injured in the incident, but that the suspect was taken to the hospital with a possibly life-threatening injury.

Investigators returned to the scene on Monday morning to collect more evidence.

This is the second Huntsville Police officer involved shooting this month. On Oct. 8, Huntsville police shot and killed Reginald Owens at Police Headquarters. Witnesses said Owens rammed a patrol car and then lunged at officers with a knife.

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