A 50-year old white male was killed Thursday evening during an altercation with a Tuscaloosa police officer who had responded to an assault call around 6 pm.

Authorities are investigating the shooting that occurred at the Chateau Apartments in the 3400 block of East University Boulevard in Alberta City. Police say the officer used his taser after the suspect ignored commands to stop. The suspect made contact with the officer who drew his firearm and shot the man who died at the scene.

The officer was treated for injuries received in the altercation.