Attempted robbery ends in gun fire

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – A morning robbery turned into a shootout on University Boulevard on Friday morning.

The Birmingham Police Department says a person tried to rob the BP gas station around 7:30 a.m. Police say the suspect shot at the clerk and the clerk returned gun fire. No one was injured.

The suspect fled the scene and ran into the housing projects across the street. Witnesses pointed out the suspect to officers and was taken into custody a few blocks away.

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