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May 5, 2014

Off-duty police officer shot in Pinson, apparently part of a domestic dispute

PINSON — Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies are looking for a man they believe shot an off-duty Birmingham Police office at his home in Pinson on Monday night.

The victim was apparently shot by a man whose wife was in the victim's house, which is located in the 5000 block of Gold Leaf Lane. It's about a mile southwest of the Palmerdale Homesteads Community Center.

Investigators say the suspect went to the house at about 8 p.m., shortly after his wife entered the house, then shot the officer three times when he answered the door. The suspect then fled in a car, and remains at large. Authorities say they know his identity.

The victim is being treated at UAB Hospital; his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

This is a developing story; we'll update as events warrant.

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