Auburn police officer shot near Dollar General store, suspect sought

The suspect is believed to be in a silver Jeep Liberty with the Alabama license plate, 6AB5267.

Posted: Feb 15, 2019 9:52 PM
Updated: Feb 15, 2019 10:19 PM

An Auburn police officer was shot near a Dollar General store at around 5:30 p.m. Friday, and officials are searching for the suspect.

According to 33/40, WAAY 31's ABC affiliate, Auburn Police Captain Lorenza Dorsey said the officer was attempting to make a traffic stop when he was shot at from someone in a stopped car. They say the officer suffered "multiple" gunshot wounds, and he is expected to recover.

33/40 reports the suspect was identified as 38-year-old Christopher Wallace, a white male. The suspect was wearing a camouflage hoodie, and he's believed to be in a silver Jeep Liberty with the Alabama license plate, 6AB5267.

Anyone who sees the suspect should contact authorities immediately. According to the Auburn University Department of Campus Safety & Security, the shooting is not believed to be connected to the university.

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