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Warrior police officer released from hospital after being shot

Published: Sep. 30, 2021 at 11:13 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 7, 2021 at 5:19 PM EDT
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WARRIOR, Ala. (WBRC) - Warrior Police say Detective Lee Glenn has been released from the hospital on Oct. 7.

It was good to see a familiar face in Warrior again today! Welcome home Officer Glenn! Praying for a complete and quick recovery! #warriorstrong City of Warrior Alabama Warrior Police Department

Posted by Warrior Fire Department on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Authorities confirmed a Warrior Police officer was shot Thursday night.

That officer has been identified as Lee Glenn. Detective Glenn has been with the Warrior Police Department for nearly five years and the Police Chief Scott Praytor said Glenn is a great officer and the type of person you want on your police force.

Warrior Police Chief Scott Praytor said around 9:40 p.m. Glenn was investigating a drug sale, when a person approached the officer as he spoke to a civilian. After Glenn opened his door, investigators said the suspect ran. When Glenn told the person to stop running, Praytor said the suspect shot the officer multiple times, as the officer returned fire. The suspect was not hit. Although Glenn was not in uniform, he did identify himself as a member of law enforcement.

Friday, Special Agents with ALEA, announced they are investigating the shooting. They also identified the suspect as 20-year-old Julian Scott McKenzie. He is in custody with charges pending.

Jefferson County District Attorney Danny Carr confirmed warrants were issued for Attempted Murder, UPOCS and UPOM 1 for defendant Julian McKenzie.

Warrior Police Det. Lee Glenn
Warrior Police Det. Lee Glenn(Warrior Police Dept.)

Authorities said Glenn was taken to UAB Hospital is in stable condition. Police say a suspect is in custody.

Friday afternoon, Jefferson County District Attorney Danny Carr released this statement:

DA Danny Carr releases statement
DA Danny Carr releases statement(Jefferson County District Attorney's Office)

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