The female suspect who was arrested in the Tuscaloosa officer-involved shooting was identified Monday evening according to a release from the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit.

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As previously reported, a woman was attempted to flee from agents with the West Alabama Task Force Monday morning. The suspect was found a short time later and drove her vehicle toward officers with the Tuscaloosa Police Department, one whom fired a handgun and another who fired a bean-bag round towards the suspect.

According to the release from Captain Jack Kennedy, the suspect, identified as 37-year-old Leia Darby, was taken into custody following the incident.

Darby was charged with one count of attempting to elude law enforcement and one count of reckless endangerment on a combined bond of $12,000. She is currently being held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail.

Darby had multiple outstanding warrants for failing to appear or comply with court on other previous charges, where she had no bond.

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