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Police: Officer shoots suspected thief in arm

Law enforcement on scene of officer-involved shooting in West Blocton (abc3340.com)

SBI confirms that it is investigating an officer-involved shooting in West Blocton.

West Blocton Police say they received a call of a stolen vehicle at Bishop Ridge. Officers located the stolen vehicle in the woods, where a man and woman were walking away from the scene, witnesses say.

After the officer on scene attempted to stop the man, he pulled out a weapon on the officer. The officer then shot the man once in the arm.

The man's injuries are not life-threatening. The woman involved has been found and is with police.

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Nothing further is available as law enforcement continue to investigate.

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