Suspect charged with shooting at police during high-speed pursuit in south Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Huntsville police arrested Devron Lashawn Booker for allegedly firing at officers during a Wednesday morning pursuit on Memorial Parkway.

Booker, 29, is charged with three counts of attempted murder against a law enforcement officer as well as a robbery charge for an armed carjacking that happened Monday.

Devron Lashawn Booker
Devron Lashawn Booker (Source: Huntsville Police Department)

Police report that an officer attempted to pull over a blue Chevrolet Cavalier Wednesday morning after the car matched reports of a similar vehicle connected to a prior robbery and shooting offense. Police said Booker did not stop and instead led them on a pursuit, at one point reaching speeds of 90 miles per hour.

Police said Booker fired at pursuing officers. An officer returned fire. No one was hit.

The chase started near Hobbs Island and headed north on Memorial Parkway. Police say Booker threw his gun out of the car before he was stopped by police at the Parkway and intersection.

The pursuit was called off quickly to avoid danger on the Parkway. An unmarked officer spotted Booker nearly 40 minutes later, befroe stopping him at the Meadowbrook Drvie intersection.

Booker threw his gun out of the car before stopping, according to police.

Lt. Michael Johnson said Booker was taken to the hospital for dehydration and because he appeared to be under the influence of something.

The officer who fired is on administrative duty pending a review.

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