Alabama police kill suspects after separate shootings

By The Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Police in Alabama have fatally shot two suspects following separate shooting incidents 75 miles apart that left several others, including two officers, wounded.

Authorities said 38-year-old Jason Letts of Jemison opened fire early Saturday at a hospital in Birmingham, wounding a police officer and two employees before being shot and killed by another officer.

In a separate incident, gunfire erupted in eastern Alabama between police and a suspect armed with an assault rifle.

Oxford police Lt. L.G. Owens told The Anniston Star that authorities chased the suspect after a shooting in Cleburne County on Saturday. The chase ended at a busy interchange near Interstate 20.

Police said SWAT team members shot and killed the suspect.

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