ALEA trooper shot following Easter Sunday chase on I-65

Published 8:45 am Monday, April 10, 2023

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An Alabama Law Enforcement Agency trooper was involved in a shooting incident Sunday, April 9, at approximately 6:30 p.m.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division trooper attempted to stop a vehicle on I-65 near the 101-mile marker in Conecuh County for a traffic violation. The driver of the vehicle made an attempt 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. According to a statement released by ALEA, one subject was deceased, while 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 transported to an area hospital for medical treatment. Special agents with ALEA’s State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) are currently conducting an investigation of the officer-involved shooting.

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.