Alabama trooper shot, one suspect dead, two injured in shootout following chase

Published 6:59 am Monday, April 10, 2023

An Alabama state trooper was shot and one suspect killed, two others injured Sunday following an exchange of gunfire following a police chase, state officials said.

The incident began at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, when 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, troopers reported.

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 shooting.