Traffic stop turns into car chase, ends with shots being fired

Published 6:58 pm Thursday, November 17, 2022

On November 17, 2022 at approximately 10:35 a.m., Officers from Demopolis Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle from the State of Georgia and the driver was known to be wanted in Ben Hill County, Georgia for Robbery. The driver of that vehicle refused to stop and a chase was initiated.

The chase eventually went East on Highway 80 and the driver of the vehicle started firing at the officers. Once officers traveled through Uniontown, Alabama, the suspect was continuing to fire at police vehicles. The officers then attempted to stop the car and the vehicle ran off the road. The driver of the vehicle exited the vehicle with a gun and the incident led to an officer involved shooting.

The driver of the vehicle sustained a gunshot wound and medical personnel was notified immediately. The subject was transported to the hospital and is in critical condition. Following normal protocol for an officer involved shooting, the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation was notified and is currently doing an investigation.

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