A veteran Alabama police detective was taken into custody and charged with murder in a love triangle gone horribly wrong.
Officers responded to Germania Park around 11:51 p.m. Friday after the city’s gunshot detection system, Shot Spotter, alerted them to shots fired.
They found 43-year-old Kanisha Nicole Fuller suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in an unmarked patrol car.
She was transported to a hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.
Police say Fuller was in the unmarked patrol car with an unidentified male police detective. The police detective was off-duty. He was not injured.
Alfreda Fluker, 39, was taken into custody before 7 a.m. Saturday at her West Birmingham home. Fluker was charged with multiple crimes, including shooting into an occupied vehicle and capital murder.
Fluker, who was off-duty at the time of the shooting, had been a police detective with the Birmingham Police Department for 15 years. She was assigned to the Crime Reduction Team.
Fuller’s family said her death was a tremendous loss, according to WRBC.com.
During a press conference Saturday morning, Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith said the shooting was “a love triangle gone wrong, something that happened very bad this morning.”
Smith said he didn’t know the exact relationship between the two officers and the slain woman but police sources said both women at one time or another had been in a relationship with the male officer.
“It’s something that’s been going on for a little while, but without our knowledge,” Smith said.
Fluker is being held without bond in the Jefferson County Jail.