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Via OANOW Com:

Cause of death for the two suspects of an attempted robbery and the shooting of an Auburn police officer Friday night remains undetermined pending autopsy results, according to the Lee County Coroner’s Office.

Meanwhile, the injured officer was identified as Justin Sanders, 30, who remains in stable condition after being transferred to UAB Hospital in Birmingham.

The bodies of two suspects—38-year-old Christopher James Wallace and an unidentified white female – were found in a back room of an apartment that caught fire during a standoff with police that included a massive exchange of gunfire.

“We don’t know anything until we can get them to the lab and determine what the cause of death was,” Lee County Coroner Bill Harris told the Opelika-Auburn News.

At around 9:30 p.m. Friday, law enforcement officers confronted the two suspects in the 1100 block of Stonegate Drive off Wire Road.

When officers engaged the suspects, they ran into an apartment which is believed to be the residence of a relative of Wallace.

“As officers were trying to get the suspects from the apartment, gunfire was exchanged between officers and the suspects,” Harris said in a news release on Saturday.

Two individuals who were occupying the apartment exited unharmed and were detained by police, according to Auburn police Friday evening.

“A fire broke out in the apartment and Auburn Fire responded to extinguish the blaze. After the fire was out police, fire and members of the coroner’s office located two deceased persons in a back room of the apartment,” Harris’ news release read.

The two suspects were pronounced dead at the scene at around 11:55 p.m. The bodies, who are believed to be Wallace and the unknown female, were removed from the burned apartment to be taken to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences’ medical examiner’s office in Montgomery for a postmortem examination.

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