ALEA investigating after suspect shot dead at end of police pursuit in Blount County

Suspect identified as murder suspect in Graysville homicide, Hoover robbery
Updated: May. 18, 2021 at 9:07 PM CDT
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BLOUNT COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating after they say a suspect was shot dead by officers at the end of a police pursuit up I-65 that ended off an exit in Blount County.

Around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday morning, ALEA troopers were called to assist with a vehicle pursuit involving the Blount County Sheriff’s Office, Adamsville Police, and Hayden Police.

When the pursuit ended at exit 284 off Interstate 65 in Blount County, officials say the suspect - identified as 32-year-old Timothy James Hogland of Adamsville - exited his vehicle and attempted to carjack a motorist.

Officers said Hogland then shot at law enforcement officcers. That’s when ALEA says law enforcement officers shot Hogland. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Thursday, Graysville Police Chief McKinsley Marbury confirmed Timothy Hogland was a suspect in a homicide from May 13, 2021.

Officers said Hogland shot and killed a man on Old Jasper Highway.

Officers said following leads they learned Hogland was in the area of Gardendale on Tuesday, May 18. Before they could get there they said Hogland jumped out of a window and led officers from several agencies on that chase that ended in Hayden in Blount County.

Hoover Police said Thursday Hogland was the person who robbed a woman at a BBVA Compass ATM. Detectives from Hoover Police met with ALEA investigators and located physical evidence linking Hogland to the crime.

Blount County Sheriff Mark Moon said one of their deputies, who was not seriously injured, was taken to an area hospital for treatment. Moon said the suspect rammed into the deputy’s vehicle at least once.

ALEA officials say after their investigation is complete, their findings will be turned over to the Blount County District Attorney’s office.

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