Shootout ensues after chase, suspect killed

ANNISTON, AL (WBRC) - A suspect is dead after a chase and shootout in east Alabama.

The chase started about 7:45 Sunday night in the Saks community. Anniston police and Calhoun County deputies chased the vehicle.

During the pursuit, police say the driver crossed over into oncoming traffic. After his truck flipped, police say he got out of the vehicle with a weapon.

Shots were fired. The suspect was killed. Authorities have not released his name.

Highway 431 had to be shut down for a period of time.