Officers were called about midnight to the 2100 block of Highland Avenue on a report of a vehicle break-in, said Sgt. Johnny Williams. Once on the scene, police received information that someone was breaking into a vehicle at the rear of the location.
The officers found a person matching the descriptions inside a vehicle in the parking lot, Williams said. The officer and the suspect got into an altercation before the officer fired his weapon, striking the suspect.
Officers provided aid to the suspect until Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service got on the scene and transported him to UAB Hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
The suspect was transported to UAB Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The SBI is investigating the shooting.
As is protocol, the State Bureau of Investigation will take over the officer-involved shooting portion of the investigation.