UPDATE: Man suspected of shooting Auburn police officer dies in apartment fire

UPDATE: Man suspected of shooting Auburn police officer dies in apartment fire

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - A man suspected of shooting an Auburn police officer Friday night died in a fire at an apartment complex.

Police were searching for 38-year-old Christopher James Wallace in connection to the shooting. Aurburn authorities say Wallace and a female accomplice died in a fire at the Crossland Downs Apartment complex. Police say the fire was apparently set by Wallace and the woman who was with him.

According to Auburn police, officers responded to a report of a business robbery in the 400 block of North Dean Road at around 5:30 p.m.

Police later located Wallace’s vehicle in the 1100 block of Opelika Road and was met with gunfire when they approached him.

The injured officer was transported to East Alabama Medical Center for treatment and is in stable condition.

The suspect was driving a silver Jeep Liberty with Alabama tag 6AB5267.
The suspect was driving a silver Jeep Liberty with Alabama tag 6AB5267. ((Source: Matthew Clegg))

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