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Police officer shot in Alabama remains in critical condition, suspected shooter is dead

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UPDATE 2:20 p.m. EST:

The suspect shot by the officer, Matthew Richardson, 27, died of his injuries.  Officer Jackie Tucker is in critical condition.

Witnesses said they heard up to eight gunshots. 

An Alabama police officer was shot in the head while responding to a domestic call on Wednesday, our partner at WPMI reports.

The Saraland, Ala. officer shot the suspect, who had been in an argument with his grandfather, before being shot in the head. They are both in critical condition. The officer, who was not publicly identified, was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

Police officer shot in Alabama remains in critical condition, suspected shooter is dead

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