An Alabama police officer has died following a shootout with a suspect at a Tuscaloosa home, authorities said. >> Read more trending news According to AL.com, Tuscaloosa police Officer Dornell Cousette, 40, was attempting to serve a warrant just before 6:30 p.m. Monday when the suspect, who had been sitting on the porch, fled inside the home. As the pair exchanged fire, Cousette suffered a gunshot wound to the face, and the suspect, who also was hurt, left the scene, officials said. First responders rushed Cousette to a nearby hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead, AL.com reported. Authorities later apprehended the suspect, a 20-year-old man, at a Northport hospital, the outlet reported. Officials have not released his name. At a news conference Monday night, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox described Cousette, who had been with the police department for more than 13 years, as a hero, WVTM reported. 'Tonight, let us give thanks for the heroes of the Tuscaloosa Police Department,' Maddox said, according to the Tuscaloosa News. 'Let us give thanks for Investigator Cousette.' Cousette, a U.S. Army veteran, is survived by two daughters and a fiancee, AL.com reported.