Female officer shot in Saraland identified; suspect dead

Officer critical, suspect dead after exchange of gunfire

SARALAND, AL (WALA) – Officials have confirmed the identity of an officer who was shot in the head Wednesday, December 21, on Martha Alleyn Drive in Saraland.

The officer has been identified as veteran Jackie Tucker. According to Mobile District Attorney Ashley Rich, Tucker is in critical but stable condition.

Tucker’s husband is a member of the Mobile Police Department.

Officials have also confirmed that the suspect,  27-year-old Matthew Blake Richardson is dead.

According to authorities, the incident stemmed from a domestic violence call between the suspect and his grandfather. Officials have been called to this residence before.

The county, the state, Chickasaw and Satsuma officials are all on the scene.

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