Trooper shot following chase Sunday evening

Published 7:51 am Monday, April 10, 2023

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At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 9, a Trooper with the
Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division attempted to stop a
vehicle for a traffic violation on Interstate 65 near the 101 mile marker in Conecuh County. The
driver attempted to elude, and a pursuit ensued. 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. The ALEA 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
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.