According to Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith, the officers were attempting to detain burglary suspects about 2 a.m. CST when one suspect began shooting, WBRC reported. One officer, a police sergeant, was shot and killed, while the other was critically wounded and hospitalized, according to WVTM.
Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith said one suspect, who also was injured, is being treated at the hospital. The other suspect is in police custody, he said.
Authorities have not yet released the names of the officers or suspects.