Authorities ID slain Mobile officer and suspect

MOBILE, AL (AP) - Authorities say a Mobile police officer was killed while taking to jail a robbery suspect, who escaped and later was fatally shot by officers.

Mobile police say Officer Steven Green was injured Friday afternoon outside the Mobile County Metro Jail and later died at a hospital.

Police spokesman Cpl. Christopher Levy says after Lawrence Wallace Jr. escaped in Green's patrol car and tried to hide under a house after abandoning the car.

Levy says Wallace shot and wounded another officer in the arm before authorities shot Wallace, killing him. Green had been a Mobile police officer since May 2010.

Chief Michael Williams said in a statement it is a sad day for Mobile police and law enforcement and their sympathy goes out to Green's wife and family.

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