An early morning arrow that killed a police sergeant killer and left another officer and one wounded was at least partially shot on a video, Birmingham police chief Patrick Smith said on Sunday evening.
At some point this will also be released, Smith said. "It depends on the outside agency (SBI) when they are comfortable that the investigation is under control."
Police Chief, Birmingham Mayor Randall Uphin and other police and city officials held a press conference Sunday night, about 15 hours after 44-year-old Wytasha "Wyt" Carter became the 52nd City Officer to die on duty.
"The truth is that as we stand before you tonight, this is a press conference that none of us wants to have. This is very difficult for our community right now," said Woodfin. "It is important to keep in mind that officers who continue to work and serve this community everyday want them to hear directly from me that even at this difficult time I want them to keep their heads up, to know that their mayor, the city council and the whole community are with them. "
" We want them encouraged to continue working hard, we want them to know we have their backs, "said the mayor. that they do not mourn themselves, we want them to know that in this difficult time there is comfort. "
The trial began on Sunday at 1
1 The Birmingham police sergeant was killed, a second officer was wounded during a shooting at the club in the center
The officer and the sergeant approached two suspects. "The police officers approached a suspect and patted him where they found the weapon they thought were weapons," Smith said. "They asked about it, armed and fired at our officers." it seems our officers are unable to answer, "the boss said. "They were completely surprised. We can not go into detail because we are still at an early stage of the investigation. "Carter, the second officer who had been in force for just under two years – and one suspect was brought into the trauma of the hospital. Birmingham Center Fire and Rescue Service. "Both were shot in many critical areas," the chief of police said. Carter was declared dead at the hospital. Authorities have not released the name of the surviving but critically injured officer. "" When we continue to pray for a sergeant. The Carter family, please be aware, to surrender the prayers of our officer who is still in the intensive care unit of the UAB, "says emotional Smith. "Trust me when I tell you it's not entirely out of the forest with some imagination. His condition is very critical, and for me, as head of police, it is very difficult to look at both of their families in the eyes and to explain to them the tragedy we had to endure, and for one of them that their beloved man will not come back. This is a very difficult thing. "
As is the standard procedure, the State Bureau of Investigation of the law enforcement agency in Alabama conducts the investigation because of police shooting. Because of this, Smith said, Birmingham employees can release some details.
The hospitalized suspect is 31 years old. Smith and Woodfin said they did not know his condition. The second suspect, who was handcuffed and arrested shortly after the shootout, was 18. The chief said he did not know when official accusations against the couple could be brought.
Smith said they did not rule out the possibility that there was a third suspect. "We keep all opportunities open," he said. "We're trying to figure out how many people were there and what exactly happened."
North Prefect commander James Jackson said the councilors are available to help police officers cope with their grief. "At the moment, our officers really need continued community support and prayers, so we definitely want you to continue doing that," Jackson said. "These families are definitely hurt, so we also want your compassion for them."
The boss said support from Alabama and beyond was enormous and highly valued. "I received emails, phone calls, and text messages from people around the country and police that, frankly, some of them have never heard of, but they still share and feel the pain of what we have
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From Fallen Officer Smith said: "Everyone around him who has worked with him has shown that he is a very compassionate, naturally born leader. They loved to work with him, work around him, appreciate his friendship, his compassion, and everything he brought to the Birmingham police station. "Trust me when I tell you that we have suffered a great loss and not only do a North Visit, it feels everywhere in this department," Smith said. "Our hearts and prayers are with his wife, his daughter, his son, his mother, his brother father and sister and the rest of their family. officers from their cities to a huge crime scene in Birmingham. "When our officers asked for help, they came without hesitation," he said. "It's a very tough day for me as a police chief, and it's a very tough day for every single person in this department, so please bring us."