1 suspect in custody, 1 at-large after multi-county chase; Shots fired at officers

A Birmingham officer crashed on I-20 during a multi-county chase.
A Birmingham officer crashed on I-20 during a multi-county chase.(WBRC)
Updated: Nov. 30, 2020 at 9:26 AM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - One suspect is in custody and another is at-large after an incident in Hueytown led to a high-speed chase through multiple counties that included shots fired at officers and a wreck on I-20 eastbound.

According to Birmingham Police, shortly after 9 p.m. Hueytown Police notified Birmingham PD of a pursuit headed toward Birmingham. Hueytown PD reported that after arriving at a scene, the suspects began firing at officers and fled. Once BPD joined the pursuit, the suspects began firing at them as well.

During the chase, a Birmingham officer lost control of the vehicle and crashed. The officer did not sustain any known injuries but is being evaluated.

Oxford Police Chief Bill Partridge said the chase ended at mile marker 180 on I-20 in Talladega County. He said the driver was taken into custody at the scene and transported to Hueytown. The passenger, according to Partridge, got out of the vehicle “armed with a long gun and shot at officers” before running into the woods.

Police are still searching for the passenger as of 9:30 a.m. Authorities have not released the identities of either suspects.

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