John Robert Payne, 35

Birmingham, Alabama
October 13, 2017

Agencies: Homewood Police Department - Alabama

Cause of death: Not Yet Known

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John Robert Payne, 35, of Birmingham died during a shootout in which a Homewood police officer was struck by a bullet in the upper thigh. The officer was treated and released at Grandview Medical Center.

The encounter occurred after Payne allegedly fled after police officers confronted Payne and two others around a vehicle with an open trunk in a parking lot adjacent to Lakeshore Parkway. The officers were patrolling the area where an increase in car break-ins had been reported recently.

The others who had been with Payne were taken into custody for questioning and released.

The Alabama State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the incident.