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Alabama police officer shot and killed in a shootout with a suspect in the police

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As a veteran police officer in Tuscaloosa, Ala., was shot and killed Monday in a shootout with a suspect, who authorities said walked into the house and opened fire.

The officer killed has been identified as Dornell Cousette, 40. He leaves behind two children and was engaged to. The suspect, who was not identified in reports, was “no longer a threat.” The reports said he was arrested and was taken to a nearby hospital.

“Hero’s come in many different shapes and forms,” Walt Maddox, the mayor of the city, he said, according to the AL.com. “One of our heroes who died in the line of duty.”

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The scene unfolded after authorities received a tip about a sighting of a wanted suspect in the area, Fox 10 reported. Cousette, reportedly arrived at the house, and the suspect ran back into the house, the report said.

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The reports said that the dead marking is the state’s fourth officer to be killed in the line of duty.

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