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Police-involved shooting in Leeds

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A local pastor is hurt in a police-involved shooting in Leeds. It happened Monday outside a house on Jackson Avenue. The officer was not injured.

Leeds police aren't giving us any details on what exactly happened. The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is now handling the case. We do know the incident didn't start on Jackson Avenue - and a city councilman told us the suspect is a local pastor.

Leeds police got a call Monday about shots fired on Frisco Avenue.

"Goes pow pow pow pow pow pow, I thought what in the world."

Sharon Moore saw police holding guns outside her Marley Villa Apartment. She also saw the suspect take off.  "He flew by here real fast and they were right on him."

Leeds Police Chief Byron Jackson, says  "We ended up here on Jackson Avenue, shots were fired by one of the officers, the suspect was down."

Leeds Police Chief Byron Jackson -- saying limited information on what prompted the officer involved shooting in front of this house.
The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is now looking into the shooting. This is  not something typically heard of in Leeds.

"I was very concerned about what was going on out here." Leeds City Councilman Kenneth Washington says he went to high school with the suspect.

"He's a minister and veteran."

Washington didn't know details surrounding the shooting but plans on following up on the situation. "I hate it, I really do. For anyone to have to go through this here and for him especially, he's been a friend and graduate."

Police have not released the suspect's identity or his condition.

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