A suspect is in custody after firing on law enforcement officers in McCalla late Wednesday night, according to area police.

Captain Jack Kennedy, the commander of the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, said Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Deputies and officers with the Woodstock Police Department were responding to a call in the 11000 block of Apple Valley Road in McCalla when a suspect opened fire on the officers.

He said the suspect, whose identity has not yet been released, fired numerous shots at the police officers, but no law enforcement officers were injured and the suspect was taken into custody.

The VCU is a multi-agency task force that investigates nearly all violent crime in the Tuscaloosa County area, and Kennedy said because a TCSO deputy was fired upon, the sheriff's office will recuse itself from this case and leave investigation and prosecution to members of other agencies.

No further details were immediately available. Stay connected to the Tuscaloosa Thread for more information as it is released.

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