BREAKING: Two Deputies Shot During Pursuit in Bibb County, Alabama; Manhunt Underway
Two deputies were shot Wednesday afternoon during a pursuit in Bibb County, Alabama.
Details are still sparse, but District Attorney Michael Jackson told the Thread that the two law enforcement officers were chasing an allegedly stolen vehicle when the suspect opened fire, injuring both.
Jackson said both deputies were alive around 5:15 p.m., but the extent of their injuries was not immediately clear.
Jackson said a "massive" manhunt is underway to find the suspect responsible for the shooting. He directed questions about the search to law enforcement agencies and said he could not say if police believe the shooter is still in Bibb County, which borders the southeastern edges of Tuscaloosa County.
Officials told the Thread the search is on and along Alabama Highway 25, around Six Mile in Bibb County. Law enforcement officers from Tuscaloosa are reportedly involved in the search.
Law enforcement has identified the suspect as 26-year-old Austin Patrick Hall. Hall allegedly fled the scene on foot after shooting the deputies on Golfer's Trail in Brierfield, Alabama.
Hall is described as a white male, 5’ 9’’, weighing 169 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes,
Hall has a lengthy criminal history and is still being sought and is considered armed and extremely dangerous. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should immediately call 205-926-3129.
This is a breaking, developing story. Stay connected to the Tuscaloosa Thread for updates as they become available.
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