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Birmingham police officer injured in shooting

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An off-duty Birmingham police officer was shot Sunday while responding to a report of a robbery.

Posted: Jan 26, 2020 9:50 PM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An off-duty Birmingham police officer was shot Sunday while responding to a report of a robbery.

Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith told news outlets that the shooting happened Sunday morning in the Woodlawn community.

Detective John Finke was shot twice in the abdomen.

The officer was working security at a church Sunday morning when he responded to a robbery. Smith said the officer is in critical condition.

Police say they took two people into custody after tracking cellphones stolen in the robbery.

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