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Airman in serious condition after being shot by Alabama policeman

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Airman Michael Darrett Davidson’s life will never be the same after being shot in the abdomen by an Alabama police officer Thursday evening, March 6.

The 20-year-old Airman was driving from his home in Beckville, Texas, to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina, when he clipped the left mirror on a big-rig truck while making a lane change.

Davidson pulled to the side of Interstate 85 and got out of his GMC Envoy to check on the truck driver, damages, and to exchange information.

According to the Airman’s father, the younger Davidson heard undiscernible noises and then saw police lights. That’s when he turned around and put his hands in the air and was gunned down by an Opelika City police officer.

Alabama Bureau of Investigation is taking the lead on the shooting that has undoubtedly changed at least two lives.

Monday, Airman Davidson was moved out of ICU at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika.

The police officer’s on-board camera was on during the incident, however, the recording has not been released at this time. The officer is reportedly a seven-year veteran on the force.

The Opelika Police Department plans a news conference next week.

  • Examiner’s Note: Although more than one source has released the police officer’s name, I have purposefully omitted that information from this article pending outcome of the investigation.

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