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DeKalb County deputies involved in shooting of chase suspect

Around 10:00 p.m. Monday night, DeKalb and Etowah County deputies shot a suspect during a high speed chase that ended in Fort Payne.

Posted: Mar 3, 2020 4:35 AM
Updated: Mar 3, 2020 9:01 AM

UPDATE: According to a news release from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agencey's State Bureau of Investigation, deputies from the DeKalb and Etowah County Sheriffs' Offices were involved in the shooting.

The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting. Once the investigation is complete, the findings will be turned over to the DeKalb County District Attorney's Office.

PREVIOUS STORY: According to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, deputies were involved in a shooting during a high speed chase around 10:00 p.m. Monday night. The chase ended at the 218 on ramp at I-59 in Fort Payne.

The sheriff's office did not provide details on how the suspect was shot but did say he was taken by ambulance to Huntsville Hospital. He was later released and is in custody. The suspect's identity or charges have not been released.

No deputies or any officers involved in the chase were injured. State troopers are currently investigating the incident. 

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