Gunman Ambushed Cop Driving Down Road, Shot Him Repeatedly Through Vest

A Selma police officer was ambushed in an attempted assassination Sunday morning.

Selma, AL - In what appears to be an attempted assassination of a police officer, a Selma officer was shot by a high-powered rifle while he was driving on patrol.

The incident happened at around 4 a.m. at Broad Street and Furniss Avenue, according to WBRC.

The unidentified officer was driving through the intersection when he was suddenly shot twice in the chest.

Both shots went through the officer's body armor, and police later recovered rifle ammunition casings on scene.

The officer sped away from the attack, but then lost control of his vehicle and crashed.

Another officer arrived and transported him to Vaughn Medical Center in a patrol car.

The officer is expected to survive his wounds. Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier said the the officer is a 10-year veteran.

The chief called the attack an ambush, and that they believe more than one person was involved.

Authorities have not released any information about the attackers or if they have identified any potential suspects.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has taken over the investigation.

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LEO0301
LEO0301

The war on our police officers continue, thanks to Obama.

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

His loved ones and his blue family are relieved he wore his vest today. If it weren't for that, we would be mourning today. As is it, we're praying for his recovery right now.

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

Thanks to Obama, Black Lies Matter, The Corrupt Liberal News Media, and the NFL. The blood of dozens of police officers is on their hands. A result of the big lie that the police are murdering innocent blacks at will:

UnAmericanOtaku
UnAmericanOtaku

Are people seriously turning this into a political bashing-spree? A police officer almost died and only one person has actually thought about the officer. They are also apparently forgetting about the famously anti-police "Sovereign citizen movement", which is considered to be the biggest threat to law enforcement.

I hope the National Guard is sent into the city to handle things with police. One guardman in each patrol unit lending support.

GForce48
GForce48

This is the result of the fundamental changes that the previous administration promised to deliver. It seems that it may be the only promise that they fulfilled. Thanks 0bama/Holder!