Suspect Shot and Killed Overnight in East Lake

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a Birmingham police officer shot and killed a man overnight in the East Lake area.

The shooting occurred Sunday night sometime after 8:46 p.m.

Lt. Henry Irby, a police spokesman, said officers were responding to a domestic squabble and were involved in a car chase. He said a confrontation occurred and a male suspect was fatally wounded on 4th Avenue South.

Irby said no one else was hurt.

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation will conduct an inquiry into the shooting.

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