Man reportedly shot girlfriend before Selma police fatally shot him

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SELMA, Ala.  — Authorities say an Alabama officer shot and killed a man who shot his girlfriend during a domestic dispute and fired at police when they arrived.

Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson says the man shot his girlfriend in front of her children because “he felt like she came home too late.” The State Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that the Selma Police Department was called to a home Thursday night because of the dispute.

Jackson says the man threatened to kill himself. He says officers tried to calm the man down until he shot at police and an officer returned fire, killing him. Jackson says the couple has a history of domestic violence calls.

An officer was wounded in the exchange, but Jackson says he is expected to survive. The woman also is expected to survive.

Jackson says both the man and the officer who fired are black.