Alabama deputy shoots, kills person after four-wheeler chase

Published 4:20 pm Friday, October 28, 2022

An investigation is underway after an Alabama sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a suspect during a pursuit with the person on a four-wheeler.

At approximately 10:30 a.m. Friday, an Etowah County Investigator attempted to stop a four-wheeler driven by a white male on Holliday Circle in the Egypt Community.

During the pursuit, the male stopped the ATV on Walker Mountain Rd and ran on foot. During the foot pursuit, a struggle ensued and during the altercation, shots were fired resulting in a fatality.

The name of the deceased person is being withheld at this time, due to next of kin notification.

At the request of Etowah County Sheriff Jonathon Horton, Jacksonville State University Center for Applied Forensics and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office will lead on the investigation.