Columbus police release name of officer involved in fatal shooting

Officer First Class Allan Brown
Officer First Class Allan Brown

Columbus police released the name of the officer involved in the fatal shooting early Sunday that killed a 17-year-old Columbus man who was driving a stolen car.

Officer 1st Class Allan Brown is 27 years old and has been on the force for four years and nine months. He is currently on administrative leave with pay, according to Police Chief Ricky Boren.

Brown will remain on administrative leave or administrative assignment until the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency completes its investigation, Boren said.

Christian Andrew Redwine, the driver of a Pontiac reported stolen early Sunday, was shot by a Columbus police officer after losing control of the vehicle on Riverchase Drive in Phenix City around 4:30 a.m. Details of what led the officer to fire into the car have not been released.

Multiple sources familiar with the situation said Brown was the only officer to fire after the car ran of the road.

Chuck Williams: 706-571-8510, @chuckwilliams