An Alabama police officer who was shot in a latest confrontation with a gunman – who additionally wounded one other officer – died Saturday from his accidents, his division stated.

Sheffield Police Sgt. Nick Risner, 40, died at Huntsville Hospital, the place he was taken after Friday’s capturing, Police Chief Ricky Terry stated.

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“We would like to thank the community and everyone who has prayed for Sgt. Risner, his family and the Sheffield Police Department during this time,” Terry stated in a statement.

Sheffield Police Department Sgt. Nik Risner

Sheffield Police Department Sgt. Nik Risner
(Huntsville Police Department)

Authorities stated at a information convention Friday night that the officers had been shot after occasions that started when Brian Lansing Martin, 41, of Sheffield, fatally shot and pushed a person out of a car in Muscle Shoals in northwest Alabama. That individual has not been publicly recognized, pending notification of subsequent of kin.

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After abandoning his sufferer, Martin stole one other car, in response to authorities. Sheffield Police stated their officers noticed the car and chased Martin again into Muscle Shoals, behind a Walmart. There, Martin and regulation enforcement officers from a number of businesses exchanged gunfire, in response to police.

During the confrontation, Risner and Sheffield police Lt. Max Dotson had been shot. But Dotson was protected against extreme damage by his vest and was handled and launched from a hospital.

Risner was shot by the windshield of his car.

Martin additionally was shot. He is listed in secure situation at Huntsville Hospital. Charges in opposition to Martin haven’t but been filed.

Risner served 9 years with the Sheffield Police Department as a Ok-9 officer. He additionally served within the U.S. Army Reserve for eight years. He is the second Alabama police officer to fall to hostile gunfire this 12 months and a minimum of the third to be shot within the line of responsibility in lower than 24 hours this week. On Thursday, a police officer investigating drug gross sales in Warrior, Alabama was hospitalized in secure situation after being shot a number of instances.

Risner is survived by his dad and mom and a daughter.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.