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Police officer fatally shot at Alabama motel; two in custody

Added 06-03-20 03:18:02am EST - “A police officer was fatally shot Tuesday night when responding to a call at a motel in Alabama, local news outlets reported. He was identified as Moody Police Sgt. Stephen Williams, 23, who had sp?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Police officer fatally shot at Alabama motel; two in custody”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A police officer was fatally shot Tuesday night when responding to a call at a motel in Alabama, local news outlets reported.

He was identified as Moody Police Sgt. Stephen Williams, 23, who had spent three years with the department, news outlets reported. He was shot shortly before 9:30 p.m. and taken by ambulance to a hospital, AL.com reported.

“His loss is a loss for all of Alabama,” Jay E. Town, U.S. attorney for the northern district of Alabama, said in a statement. “This serves as yet another heartbreaking and stark reminder of the perils encountered by law enforcement each day.”

“He was just a good man, a good person, fun to be around,” Moody Police Chief Thomas Hunt told AL.com.

News outlets reported there was a possible standoff at the motel with a heavy police presence, and two suspects have been taken into custody.

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