Blue Lives Matter: Another Officer Gunned Down On Duty

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Two police officers were shot and one — a sergeant who in 2016 helped rescue two little girls buried under a collapsed roof — was killed Sunday when they confronted an armed suspect while working on a car-burglary sting operation in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, officials said.

Gunfire erupted at 1:59 a.m. when the officers, one working undercover, approached two suspects they spotted allegedly trying to break into a car, Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith said at an early morning news conference.

“The officers approached one suspect, patted him down where they found what they believed to be a weapon,” Smith said. “They asked him about it. He armed himself and fired upon our officers.”

Sgt. Wytasha Carter, 44, was shot and killed in the encounter, officials said in a statement.

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