Oxford police officer survives being shot in the head

OXFORD, AL (WBRC) - An Oxford police officer survived after being shot in the head. It happened Wednesday night at a home on Caffey Drive.

Authorities say Sonny Wheeler and another man were fighting. Wheeler locked himself in a room and fired shots through a door hitting an officer in the head. A second officer fired back. They found Wheeler dead when they went into the room.

The injured officer is out of the hospital. He will need surgery to remove pellets from his head.