2 Alabama police officers shot, suspect in custody

Two police officers in Alabama were shot and a suspect was taken into custody on Monday, according to local authorities.

The shooting occurred in the Birmingham suburb of Center Point, located about 15 miles northeast of the city. The officers were responding to a domestic violence call when the suspect opened fire on them, said Jefferson County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Joni Money.

The officers, whose identities have not been released, were taken to a local hospital for treatment. Money said their conditions are not known at this time.

The suspect was taken into custody without further incident and is being held in the Jefferson County Jail. Money said the suspect's identity has not been released pending further investigation.

No other details were immediately available.

The shooting comes at a time when police officers across the nation are facing heightened scrutiny and criticism in the wake of a series of high-profile police shootings of African Americans.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that it is “committed to providing the highest level of service and protection to the citizens of Jefferson County.”

The statement added that the department is “dedicated to maintaining the trust of our citizens and holds its officers to a high standard of professionalism and integrity.”