Wounded Heflin officer back in hospital

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HEFLIN, Ala. (AP) — A Heflin police officer wounded during a December shootout suffered complications and is back in the hospital for surgery.

The Anniston Star (http://bit.ly/XYmLQi ) reports that interim Heflin Police Chief Capt. A.J. Benefield says he's unsure when Officer Jackie Stovall will be well enough to return to work.

Stovall was shot in the groin during a police chase that followed a triple killing in Cleburne County near the Georgia state line.

Authorities say a man killed three people and wounded his own son before leading officers on a pursuit.

The chase ended in Coldwater, where police shot and killed 33-year-old Romero Roberto Moya.

Police say Stovall was wounded during the pursuit.

Moya's toddler son is recovering, but doctors had to amputate one of his arms because of his injuries.

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Information from: The Anniston Star, http://www.annistonstar.com/



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