Officer-involved shooting after car chase in Bibb County under investigation

Bibb County officer-involved shooting after car chase

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - An officer-involved shooting Saturday night after a car chase in Bibb County is under investigation.

The incident happened on Highway 5 North of Brent.

Authorities say a Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by 43-year-old Brian Venable of Bessemer. During the traffic stop, Venable tried to run. He struck the deputy’s vehicle twice during the chase and the officer fired several rounds at him.

Venable and the deputy were taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Both have been released from the hospital.

Venable is in the Bibb County Jail and charged with criminal mischief, reckless endangerment, possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, attempted to elude, and attempted murder. Nothing further is available as the investigation is ongoing.

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