UPDATE: Police identify man killed in officer-involved shooting

An officer was responding to a traffic stop on Stanton Road and Wagner Street when the shooting happened. (SOURCE: WPMI)

Mobile police have identified the man who was killed Monday evening in an officer-involved shooting.

According to a news release from MPD, 18-year-old Michael Moore died at the hospital. Moore was shot multiple times Monday following a confrontation with a police officer.

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The fatal shooting happened following a routine traffic stop. Around 6:15PM, a Mobile police officer pulled over the car that Moore was driving near Stanton Road and Wagner Street. There were two other people inside.

The office reported that Moore didn't have a valid license and asked him to step out of the vehicle. Once out of the vehicle, police report there was a brief confrontation and the officer noticed Moore had a handgun on his waist. The officer pulled his gun and shot Moore four times. He was taken to the hospital and later died. The office wasn't injured.

Police say they recovered a semi-automatic 40 caliber Smith and Wesson on the scene. However, several witnesses said they never saw a gun and at least one woman said she told the officer "not to shoot".

"Nobody saw a gun," said Rebecca Ambrose, a witness, "only thing he had was cell phone and it was laying right in front of the car."

The officer involved has been placed on administrative leave pending a investigation. Police have not released the officer's name.


MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) -- The circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting in Mobile are under investigation after a man died following a traffic stop Monday afternoon.

According to Mobile police, an officer was responding to a traffic stop on Stanton Road and Wagner Street when the shooting happened. Mobile Police Chief James Barber saying the officer pulled the man over and noticed he didn't have a driver license when he asked him to step out the car, he said he saw a gun.

"At that point the officer claims to have a saw a weapon on the suspect," Barber said, "The suspect was shot multiple times....we did recover a pistol from the scene."

A crowd gathering around the caution tape in Toulmunville questioned the officer's actions. Several witnesses saying the driver was a 17-year-old and that they didn't see him with a gun.

"Nobody saw a gun,only thing he has was a cell phone and it is laying in front of the car," said Rebecca Ambrose. "When he (the officer) pulled his gun, by that time she was yelling 'don't shoot him' and he hauled off and started shooting."

Barber said they did retrieve a pistol from the scene and the officer involved is has been placed on administrative leave. He said there were two other people in the car during the shooting. He said they are questioning them, along with other witnesses. Those who live in the area are still questioning the officers actions want to know why did he pulled the trigger.

"I heard about five shots, a pause, and then two more shots," said Ronn Greene, "when I heard the sirens I came out to see what was going on."

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