Trooper shot following chase Sunday evening

Published 9:52 am Monday, April 10, 2023

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By Staff Reports

One subject is dead, two others were injured and an Alabama Law Enforcement Agency trooper was injured in an officer-involved shooting Sunday night in Escambia County, according to officials.

Sgt. Jeremy Burkett said in a release that at approximately 6:30 p.m. on April 9, a trooper with ALEA’s Highway Patrol Division attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation on Interstate 65, near the 101-mile marker in Conecuh County.

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“The driver attempted to elude, and a pursuit ensued,” Burkett said. “The pursuit continued into Escambia County, where the vehicle eventually left the roadway. Once off the roadway, an officer-involved shooting occurred. One subject is deceased, two other subjects were injured and transported to a local area hospital for treatment.”

Burkett said the trooper involved in the incident was also struck by gunfire, and was transported to an area hospital for medical treatment.

“Special agents with ALEA’s State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) are currently investigating the officer-involved shooting,” he said. “Nothing further is available as the investigation is ongoing. Once complete, the findings will be turned over to the Escambia County District Attorney’s Office.”

More information will be provided on the incident as it is made available. This story will be updated as warranted.