Suspect in custody after officer-involved shooting on Highland Ave.

Suspect in custody after officer-involved shooting on Highland Ave.
34-year-old Christopher Scroggins (Source: Birmingham Police Department)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A warrant has been issued in connection to a vehicle break-in and officer involved shooting.

34-year-old Christopher Scroggins has been charged with Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Vehicle following an incident that occurred September 18.

On September 18 Birmingham Police responded to the 2100 block of Highland Avenue to investigate a report of a vehicle break-in around midnight. A person matching the description of the suspect was located in a vehicle in the rear parking lot of the address.

According to authorities, the officer and suspect became involved in an altercation before the officer discharged their weapon, shooting the suspect.

Scroggins was transported to UAB Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and taken into custody after his release.

The SBI is investigating the shooting.

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