Chase ends at PD: Suspect apprehended, arrested

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 2, 2005

Violence erupted near downtown Demopolis Wednesday as a two-vehicle pursuit led to shots being fired and a vehicle wrecking on the Police Department’s doorstep.

According to a press release issued by Demopolis Chief of Police Jeff Manuel, at approximately 11:15 Wednesday morning the Demopolis PD received a 911 call “from the area of Third Avenue” reporting two cars were engaged in a high-speed pursuit through the area and that shots had been fired from one vehicle towards the other.

Information received by the Times indicates that the pursuit proceeded north down Cedar St., with shots fired in front of Marvin’s hardware on the right. Employees of Marvin’s confirmed that they had heard two gun shots at approximately 11:15, but were inside at the time and had not been able to see the incident in question.

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“Further reports from callers and other citizens,” the press release states, “alerted police that the chase was in the downtown area.”

The pursuit made its way to the Demopolis Police Department, where a red Pontiac Grand Prix with a number of what appeared to bullet entry- and exit-holes in the left side of its trunk wrecked over landscaping just outside the Department’s front door.

One Times employee who lives near the Police Department and said she was home between 11 and 12 and said she heard angry yelling and arguing coming from the direction of the Department shortly after 11:15.

The end result of the incident is that Rose Marie Kirk, 21, of Birmingham was arrested on a number of charges, including discharging a firearm in the city limits, Reckless Endangerment, and Possession of a Stolen Firearm in the second degree.

According to the release, the confiscated weapon had been reported stolen from Greenville, TN. Kirk is currently being held in the Marengo County Detention Center.

No injuries were reported in the incident.