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Police: Airman at Seymour Johnson shot by police in Alabama

By Associated Press
Published On: Mar 11 2014 08:37:22 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 11 2014 08:40:05 PM CDT
Seymour Johnson
OPELIKA, Ala. -

The father of an airman shot by an Opelika, Ala., police officer says his son suffered serious injuries to his stomach and colon and may never fully recover from his injuries.

Billy Davidson said his son, 20-year-old Michael Darrett Davidson of Beckville, Texas, was driving on Interstate 85 on his way to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base near Goldsboro, N.C., when the shooting happened shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday.

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is probing the shooting that involved Opelika Officer Phillip Hancock, a seven-year veteran with the department. Hancock, who wasn't injured, has been placed on administrative leave with pay.

Billy Davison tells The Opelika-Auburn News that his son was moved from the ICU at East Alabama Medical Center Monday afternoon.

Police have released few details about the encounter.

Information in this story is from: Opelika-Auburn News.