Off-duty Alabama police officer wounded in shooting at party

JASPER, Ala. – Authorities say an off-duty policeman is in hospital after he was wounded by gunfire during a surprise party for his wife. reports that the shooting happened late Saturday night in an apartment complex in Jasper, about 45 miles northwest of Birmingham.

Cordova police chief Nick Smith tells WBRC-TV that part-time Cordova police officer Shelby’s Son was a shot in the arm and abdomen. He was hospitalized at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. Cordova police spokesman T. J. Armstrong tells WIAT-TV that doctors believe he will make a full recovery.

Armstrong said the 25-year-old agent had celebrated his son’s second birthday Saturday afternoon and then it was a party for his wife in their apartment that night when the shooting happened.

A suspect was arrested, but the details about that person were not released.

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