Second officer injured in shooting that killed Sgt. Wytasha Carter identified

Office Allums home recovering

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The identity of the second Birmingham police officer that was critically injured in the shooting that killed Sergeant Wytasha Carter has been released.

Officer Lucas Allums, 27, has served with the Birmingham Police Department since 2016. He is assigned to the Patrol Division at the North Precinct. Officer Allums was released from UAB Hospital earlier this week.

The other officer shot the night Sgt. Wytasha Carter was killed is out of the hospital. The FOP President said the officer’s wounds are more than physical.
The other officer shot the night Sgt. Wytasha Carter was killed is out of the hospital. The FOP President said the officer’s wounds are more than physical. (Source: WBRC FOX 6)

Officer Allums was shot on January 13 while he and Sgt. Carter were responding to a call of car break-ins along 5th Avenue North. Carter died at the scene.

Sgt. Carter started with the Birmingham Police Department in 2011, where he worked various assignments including West Precinct, HICOPP and Youth Services as a school resource officer. Carter was promoted to sergeant in February 2018.

While officers continue mourning Sgt. Carter, and with an officer killed over the weekend in Mobile, local FOP President Sgt. Heath Boackle says it is tough to be in law enforcement right now.

“We are asking still for thoughts and prayers. We are asking that you keep the law enforcement community in your thoughts and asking that we just really work as the healing process beings and working on getting officer back to work,” he said.

Sgt. Boackle says it is going to be a tough couple of months for police. However, despite the tough time, officers are still working everyday to make sure our communities are safe.

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