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A Tuscaloosa, Alabama police officer was killed after he was shot by a suspect on the evening of September 16, 2019.

40-year-old Dornell Cousette was a 13 year veteran of the Tuscaloosa Police Department.

Officer Cousette was dispatched to a house after someone spotted a wanted suspect with warrants. Investigators said when Officer Cousette arrived at the house, the suspect ran inside. Officer Cousette followed and shots were exchanged inside the home.

Officer Cousette was taken to the hospital where he later died. The suspect was also wounded.

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Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox said Officer Cousette was a 13 year veteran of the police force. He leaves behind two daughters.