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Suspect shot in Phenix City chase

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PHENIX CITY, Ala. -

Investigators from Russell County and the Alabama Bureau of Investigation are at the scene of a Phenix City shooting that injured a suspect Thursday evening.

At about 4:30 p.m., Phenix City Police received a 911 call about shots fired at the Riverview Apartments. As police arrived at the apartments on Fifth Avenue  the suspect jumped out a window and fled, Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor says. Officers chased the suspect, who continued firing. Officers shot the man and took him into custody.

The suspect, Robert Lorenzo Anderson, was hospitalized and is in satisfactory condition. Authorities believe he was struck in the leg, his injuries are believed to be non-life threatening. Sheriff Taylor says Anderson has outstanding warrants for robbery in Georgia and will be facing attempted murder charges in Phenix City at the conclusion of the investigation.

None of the police officers were injured in the shooting.

"Certainly they're shook up a little bit, but we're lucky that none of the officers involved in this were hit," says Sheriff Taylor.

To avoid a conflict of interest, the Russell County Sheriff's office is investigating the shooting instead of Phenix City police. The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is conducting a parallel investigation.

Editor's Note: A previous verison of this story incorrectly identified the law enforcement agency involved in the shooting as the Russell County Sheriff's Department. It is the Phenix City Police Department who was involved in the chase and shooting. The Russell County Sheriff's Department is now investigating the police-involved shooting.

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