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Hero Down: Selma PD Officer Marquis Moorer Murdered In Ambush While On Meal Break

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Selma, AL – Selma Police Department (SPD) Officer Marquis Moorer was murdered in the line of duty as he was stopping by his apartment for his meal break early Tuesday morning.

The 25-year-old officer was heading into his residence at the Selma Square Apartments between 3:30 a.m. and 4 a.m. when a gunman approached him and opened fire, Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson told The Birmingham News.

Jackson described the attack as an “ambush,” according to the Associated Press.

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A woman at the apartment, identified only as Officer Moorer’s “significant other,” was also shot in the attack, Jackson said.

She was rushed to a local hospital in unknown condition.

The gunman was not in custody as of Tuesday morning.

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No information about a potential suspect has been released.

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is one of multiple law enforcement agencies working on the case, The Birmingham News reported.

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Jackson described Officer Moorer as an “outstanding officer” who “took his job very seriously.”

Selma Mayor James Perkins said that he and Selma Police Chief Kenta Fulford met with the slain officer’s family earlier Tuesday morning.

“We had prayer and expressed our condolences to the family,’’ Perkins said.

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