Officials: Kentucky fugitive shot in Alabama drove at lawmen

Authorities say a Kentucky fugitive who tried to run over law enforcement was shot in Alabama.

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

Riley said no one was injured when shots were fired then, but didn't say who fired.

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

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

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

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


Information from: The Birmingham News,