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.