Flags at Half Staff for Fallen Birmingham Police Officer

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

 

Governor Ivey has called for all flags to be lowered at half-staff until Sunday in honor of Birmingham Police Sergeant Wytasha Carter who was shot and killed over the weekend. Sergeant Carter, along with another officer were called to the scene of possible vehicle burglaries when one of the suspects opened fired, striking both officers.

 

The second officer, whose name has yet to be released, is in critical condition at UAB hospital. One suspect is in custody, one suspect was also shot and is being treated for his injuries and officers are now trying to determine if there is a third suspect. 

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