FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Release No. 218 Thursday,
November 17, 2011,
8:56 P.M., CDT
Contact: Sergeant Johnny Williams
Public Information Officer
Telephone No. (205) 254-1708
Officer Involved Shooting Investigation
The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives are investigating a shooting incident
involving a Birmingham Police Officer. The incident occurred on Thursday, November 17, 2011, at approximately
7:10 p.m. at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Airport located at 5900 Airport Highway.
A Birmingham Police Officer assigned to maintain traffic flow in the terminal passenger
pick-up area instructed a driver that he would not be able to park his vehicle in the pick-up lane. The
driver of the vehicle left the area at a high rate of speed, but returned soon after. The driver entered
the passenger pick-up area again approaching the officer as he stood in the roadway. The interaction
between the officer and driver resulted in the officer discharging his weapon at the driver’s vehicle.
The driver was struck with a non-life threatening wound to the face. Birmingham Fire and Rescue transported
the driver to UAB Hospital for treatment.
ABI will conduct the shooting investigation. The Birmingham Police Department Internal
Affairs Unit will also conduct an investigation.
Additional information will be released as it becomes available.