Officer Involved shooting at Birmingham dollar store

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham Chief of Police Patrick Smith confirms that there was an officer involved shooting Sunday night.

According to authorities, the shooting occurred after a robbery at a Family Dollar on McMillian Ave SW.

Officers responded and came in contact with a suspect that fit the description. The suspect and a responding officer became engaged in a physical altercation when the officer discharged his weapon, striking the suspect twice.

The suspect was transported to UAB Hospital for treatment.

No officers were injured.

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