Officials: Kentucky fugitive shot in Alabama reed on lawmen

HEFLIN, Ala. – Authorities say a Kentucky fugitive who tried to run over the enforcement of the law was recorded in Alabama.

State Bureau of Investigation Lt. Jon Riley said a U. S. Marshals Service task force tracked a man wanted on multiple violent crime warrants of western Kentucky to a convenience store in Heflin, Alabama on Wednesday. He said that the man jumped in his truck and tried to run over officers.

Riley said that no one was injured when the shots were fired, but not say who fired.

Five law enforcement vehicles were struck during an ensuing vehicle pursuit that ended near a church. Riley said the suspect tried to run over officers, and was then shot.

Authorities said the man had $ 700 worth of crystal methamphetamine in his pocket and was driving a possibly stolen vehicle.

He was taken to a Birmingham hospital. His current condition is not known. His identity was not immediately released.

Heflin is less than 20 miles (32 km) from the Georgia state line.


Information from: The Birmingham News,

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