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1 dead after police shooting in west Alabama town

July 19, 2019

ALICEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A police shooting has left one person dead in the west Alabama town of Aliceville.

Police Chief Tommie Jones tells news outlets the shooting happened about noon Friday. He says an officer fired to stop a vehicle near the city’s downtown area.

Authorities haven’t said who was in the vehicle or released other details. But photos shared on social media show police vehicles around a vehicle along a street that’s blocked by yellow tape.

Aliceville is a town of about 2,300 people. It’s nearly 100 miles (160 kilometers) west of Birmingham near the Mississippi state line.

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