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April 04, 2014
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Ala. cop shot in face, suspect killed

The officer is expected to be okay, the suspect who opened fire was killed

By PoliceOne Staff

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A Hunstville police officer was struck in the face by a gunshot blast during a standoff early Friday morning.

According to WAFF, officers were responding to a domestic disturbance call when a male suspect opened fire, striking one of the officers.

Police returned fire, killing the suspect, who has not been identified.

Authorities said the wounded officer was taken to Huntsville Hospital and his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. 

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