Officer shot, suspect killed while police were investigating homicide at an Anniston home

ANNISTON, Ala. (WIAT) -- Anniston Police Chief Shane Denham says one of their officers was shot Wednesday while on the scene of a homicide at a home on High Street.

According to Denham, officers responded to a call of an unconscious female. They arrived and found the woman shot to death, lying by a vehicle on High Street.

After an hour, an unknown Hispanic man approached investigators and refused to leave the scene. He fired on an investigator, and another cop returned fire, killing him. Officers believe the man was likely involved in the initial homicide.

The officer was grazed in the abdomen, and was released from the hospital to recover at home.

Thursday, police identified the female as 36-year-old Candice Weeks, of Anniston. They identified the suspect who walked into the crime scene as 27-year-old Jamee Almarez, of Anniston.

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