Selma, AL – A Selma police officer was fatally shot early on Tuesday morning when he stopped by his apartment on duty to get something to eat.
Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson said the incident occurred at about 4 a.m. on July 27 at the Selma Square Apartments located near Woodrow Avenue, WSFA reported.
Jackson said that Selma Police Officer Marquis Moore was on duty on the midnight shift when he stopped by his apartment to get lunch, WIAT reported.
He said the suspect approached Officer Moore and opened fire, killing him, AL.com reported.
“He was an outstanding officer,’’ Jackson said. “He took his job very seriously.”
A woman who was later identified as Officer Moore’s “significant other” was also injured in the shooting, AL.com reported.
She was transported to a nearby hospital, but her wounds were not believed to be life threatening.
Officials have not released the woman’s identity or medical condition to the public, WIAT reported.
Police were searching for suspects but so far no descriptions have been released, WSFA reported.
No information about what led up to the shooting has been released.
Multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, and the 4th Judicial Drug Task Force have responded to the scene to assist with the investigation, WSFA reported.
Police officer just got killed in Selma. Sweet Jesus
— Hodeci (@neckofdwoods) July 27, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Selma Police Department and the family of the Officer killed this morning.
— Bill Partridge (@ChiefBPartridge) July 27, 2021
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