According to local news outlets, a police officer was fatally hit on the phone on a motel in Alabama on Tuesday night.
He was identified as a sergeant of Moody’s police. According to news media reports, 23-year-old Stephen Williams has been working in the department for three years. He was shot before 9:30 pm. And was taken to the hospital by ambulance, AL.com report.
“His loss is the total loss of Alabama,” Jay E. Town, the US prosecutor in northern Alabama, said in a statement. “This reminds us once again that law enforcement officers are in danger every day.”
Moody’s Police Chief Thomas Hunt told AL.com: “He’s just a good person, a good person, and it’s fun.”
News media reported that the motel may be at an impasse, with a large number of police present and two suspects detained.
Live video shows that Super 8 Motel has dozens of law enforcement vehicles and a medical helicopter. The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) 33/40 reported that the camera of a nearby company captured what sounded like a gunshot.
Moody is a city in St. Clair County, about 22 miles (35 kilometers) east of Birmingham.
Amar Fouda told AL.com that he heard a loud voice in the room next to him. He said: “The sound I heard was like an AK-47.” Fuda said as he ran into the bathroom and hid in the bathtub.