Talladega Police officer involved in shooting

TALLADEGA, AL (WBRC) - A Talladega police officer was involved in a shooting Saturday morning. According to Police Chief Allan Watson, the officer was conducting a traffic stop when a the driver of the car fired shots at the officer.

The officer was not hit but did return fire hitting the suspect. The suspected shooter then got back into his car and became involved in a high speed chase. The chase ended at Highway 275 and Highway 21 where the suspect crashed his car. The officer pulled the suspect out of the car. The alleged shooter was taken to UAB where his injuries are believed to be life threatening.

Chief Watson says all of this was captured on dash cam video and at some point could be released.

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating which is standard procedure when there is an officer involved shooting.