Ambush of an Alabama police officer. In Selma, the chief says one of his officers was shot while on patrol — he called it an ambush with several people involved. The officer is expected to survive. The officer was in his car, the shots were from a high-powered rifle and went through the officer’s bullet-proof vest and into his chest. The officer drove away, but he wrecked a short distance later. A similar instance of shots fired at a Selma police car happened earlier this month. Police working overtime, looking for the shooters.