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.