Officer involved shooting, standoff in Tuscaloosa

Published: Feb. 8, 2023 at 6:51 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 8, 2023 at 5:19 PM CST
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) - Several lanes on Veterans Memorial Parkway near University Mall are closed after a police chase ended in a standoff early Wednesday morning.

It started around midnight as police were responding to a domestic violence incident. They spotted the suspect vehicle and attempted to apprehend the driver but the driver took off. A chase began during which police say the driver began firing shots.

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The suspect crashed on Veteran’s Memorial Parkway at McFarland Blvd. As officers approached, the suspect fired more shots and a standoff began.

A special response team used gas to incapacitate the driver, who was taken to a local hospital.

No officers were injured during the incident.

All lanes of Veterans Memorial Parkway near University Mall will remained closed to traffic for several hours this morning.

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