Suspect dead, officer injured in shooting during homicide investigation

Anniston officials say an officer was shot in the chest and the stomach while investigating a homicide.

Police swarmed High Street in the Blue Mountain area Wednesday evening after reports of an officer-involved shooting during a homicide investigation.

According to Anniston officials, a suspect shot an officer in the chest and the stomach at the scene of a woman's murder.

Anniston authorities say a man walked up to the crime scene and fired shots at officers who then returned fire.

The suspect died on scene, and the officer has been hospitalized.

The officer is expected to heal from his injuries.

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