After responding to a report of gunfire at approximately 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Huntsville Police Department officers and other law enforcement officials apprehended a man.
A police department representative confirmed that two officers were shot in response to the call, as well as a female victim.
The injured officers were rushed to Huntsville Hospital, where they were treated for injuries that were considered life-threatening.
The spokesperson also verified that a male suspect barricaded himself in an apartment within the Governors House apartment complex.
The man was taken into custody at around 6:20 p.m. and transported to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.
The occurrence took place in the 4600 block of Governors House Drive, and traffic in the vicinity of the location has been obstructed.
According to eyewitnesses at the scene, law enforcement officers were observed wearing tactical gear and carrying rifles, in addition to utilizing heavily armored vehicles.
United States Representative Dale Strong released the following statement on Twitter:
“Two Huntsville police officers were shot in the line of duty tonight, an absolutely tragedy. Details are limited at this time as a stand-off is ongoing, but I am following the situation closely. My prayers are with the officers and their families.”
FOX3 teams are currently present at the location, and additional details will be provided as soon as they become available.
Video: 2 Huntsville Police officers shot on Governors House Drive while answering a shots fired call
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