Birmingham police officer shoots a suspect following threat with a gun

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A suspect is shot by a Birmingham police officer after the officer says he was threatened. Investigators say at least two officers with South Precinct were interviewing the suspect near Goldwire Street around 1:00 am Saturday morning when the suspect pointed a gun at an officer's face.

Investigators say an assisting officer then shot the suspect. He was taken to UAB with what officers are calling a non life threatening injury. The officers involved in the incident are on administrative leave pending an investigation.