The driver of a car that was shot by a police officer in Alabama on Sunday has said he “felt like he was a child” after he killed the officer.
The driver of the Mercedes-Benz Corvette Grand Sport, who was driving with a man in the passenger seat, said he shot the officer in self-defense after the officer shot him.
Authorities said the officer was not injured and was responding to a domestic disturbance call when he opened fire.
“It just happened to be my car, so I didn’t really know what was going on,” said the driver, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
It was unclear if the officer’s partner was also in the car.
A woman who identified herself as the officer, who has been on the job for 10 years, told the AP the officer fired his weapon as the driver began “shouting and screaming.”
The officer was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Investigators said the man was a licensed gun owner and was driving his car on the shoulder of Interstate 75 when the shooting happened.
Witnesses said they heard multiple gunshots.
Police said in a statement they have opened an investigation into the incident.
Alabama has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation.
Law enforcement agencies are required to have body cameras, a dashboard camera and a dash cam.
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