Authorities probing fatal Ala. officer-involved shooting

The man was carrying an object that appeared to be a large stick when the officer saw him


Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Authorities in Alabama are investigating the fatal shooting of a man by a police officer.

Montgomery Police Chief Ernest Finley told local media the man was carrying an object that appeared to be a large stick when the officer saw him. A fight between the two ensued after the officer approached. Neither identity has been released.

Finley says the officer has been with the department for roughly four years. He's on administrative leave and will be interviewed by state officials.

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating. Spokesman Lt. Steve Jarrett says the findings of the investigation will be turned over to prosecutors.

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