Officer involved shooting, standoff in Tuscaloosa
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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