MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Officer Steven Green, 36, was fatally wounded Friday while transporting 24-year-old robbery suspect Lawrence Wallace Jr. to Mobile Metro Jail. Police said Wallace was able to assault Officer Green while at the jail and take his patrol car.
Green was taken to USA Medical Center where he later died.
Police said after Wallace escaped, he abandoned the patrol car in the area of Daytona Drive.
Police said that's when a second officer identified as Mark Johnson was injured on Daytona Drive by a gunshot wound to his arm while in pursuit of Wallace. Johnson was treated and released from the hospital.
Lawrence Wallace Jr. was pronounced dead on Daytona Drive from an apparent gunshot wound.
Green has been an officer since May 2010. He served the department in the First Precinct and was currently on assignment at the Fifth Precinct.
Chief Williams said, "It is a sad day for the Mobile Police Force and for law enforcement. Our sympathy certainly goes to Officer Green's wife and family."
Officer Green was married and with three children.
Homicide Detectives and the Internal Affairs Unit will continue the investigation, if anyone has information about this incident, please call the Mobile Police Department at 208-7211, Crime stoppers at 208-7000, or text to Crime Stoppers at 274637 and include the keyword CRIME 411.
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