Tuscaloosa, AL-A veteran police officer was shot and killed Monday after a shootout with a suspect who authorities said ran into a home and opened fire.
The officer was identified as Dornell Cousette, 40. He leaves behind a fiancée and two children. The suspect, who was not identified, is no longer a threat. Authorities say he was arrested and taken to a nearby hospital.
“Hero’s come in many different forms,” Walt Maddox, the city's mayor said. “Tonight one of our heroes has died in the line of duty.”
Police received a top about a sighting of a wanted suspect in the area. Cousette arrived at the home and the suspect ran back inside.