An off-duty Cordova, AL, officer was seriously wounded by gunfire during a surprise birthday party for his wife on Saturday night.
The shooting happened about 11 p.m. in Jasper. Shelby Luttrell, a part-time Cordova police officer, was shot in the stomach and the arm. He remains hospitalized at UAB Hospital in Birmingham.
Cordova police spokesman T.J. Armstrong said the 25-year-old Luttrell was hosting a party for his wife at their apartment when the shooting happened late Saturday night.
An acquaintance of someone at the party showed up and got into a struggle with Luttrell, who wasn't armed at the time. The suspect, whose name has not yet been released, fired on Luttrell and then fled the scene.
Luttrell is expected to make a full recovery, AL.com reports.
The investigation is being conducted by Jasper police, who arrested the suspect early Sunday. Formal charges have not yet been announced.
Luttrell was a full-time Cordova police officer, but recently took a full-time job in the private sector.