BREAKING: Alabama Police Officer Shot in Face, Suspect Dead

A Florence, AL police officer was shot in the face in an early morning encounter with a suspect. The officer was transported to Huntsville Hospital.

Although his condition hasn't been released, sources say he is alert and talking.

The suspect vehicle fled after the shooting but was located a short time later by police and a chase ensued.

When officers were finally able to approach the suspect's vehicle they heard a gunshot. The suspect was located inside his vehicle, dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

More details to come.

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