Man Recovering After Police Shooting

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - A man suffered critical injuries when he was shot late Friday during by a Gadsden police officer during a traffic stop.

Gadsden Police Capt. Jeff Wright says it happened late Friday when an officer stopped a vehicle in the 800 block of Meighan Boulevard and a person in the vehicle fired a shot at the officer.

The person in the vehicle was struck by the officer's bullet.

The unidentified man was flown to a Birmingham hospital for treatment.

This is the second police shooting in Gadsden this year.

A grand jury cleared the officers involved in the previous shooting.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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