End of watch: Alabama police officer killed Tuesday night in line of duty

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A police officer in Moody, Alabama, was killed Tuesday night in the line of duty.

Sgt. Stephen Williams was shot and killed while responding to a call from a motel near Birmingham, according to Moody Police Chief Thomas Hunt.

The shooting, according to AL.com, happened about 9:30 p.m. following a call from a Super 8 motel on Highway 441. That call led to an hours-long standoff between police and two suspects, a male and female, now in custody, ABC 33/40 reported.

Williams was a father of three, according to a GoFundMe account set up for the family.

“He was just a good man, a good person, fun to be around," Hunt said.

Video from the scene showed dozens of law enforcement vehicles and a medical helicopter at a Super 8 motel. ABC 33/40 reported that a camera at a nearby business captured audio of what sounded like a barrage of gunfire.

Moody is a city in St. Clair County about 22 miles east of Birmingham.

Condolences over Williams’ death are pouring in over social media, including from Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey.

Williams was a 23-year veteran police officer who spent the last three years with the St. Clair County, Alabama, department.

Williams is the second Alabama police officer shot to death in the line of duty in 2020. Kimberly police Officer Nick O'Rear was fatally shot Feb. 4 during a pursuit on Interstate 65, according to AL.com.

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