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Suspect wanted after shooting involving Florence police officer

Florence police are looking for a suspect accused of shooting at an officer overnight.

Posted: Jun 16, 2020 7:14 AM
Updated: Jun 16, 2020 9:55 PM

Florence police are looking for a suspect after a shooting involving an officer overnight.

The department says around 2 a.m. Tuesday, officers saw a suspicious person in the area of Thompson Street.

Florence police say a suspect shot at an officer on Thompson Street on June 16.

The suspect shot at the officer who returned fire, police say. The suspect then drove away in a vehicle that has since been recovered. Florence police say the suspect went to the Residence Inn, and there are multiple scenes. 

Authorities are still searching for the suspect, as of 10 a.m. Tuesday. No officers were injured during the shooting. The suspect was also not injured. 

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is in charge of the investigation. 

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