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Huntsville police investigating chase, UAH officer-involved shooting

Two UAH police officers placed on administrative leave pending the completion of the investigation.

Posted: Mar 22, 2019 5:23 AM
Updated: Mar 22, 2019 7:16 PM

9:34 a.m. update: 

Ray Garner, University of Alabama in Huntsville spokesman, released this information Friday morning:

“We will confirm that campus police officers attempted to stop a silver Mercury Sable at 4:11 a.m. today for a traffic violation.

“The driver of the vehicle failed to yield to the officers’ request and a pursuit ensued, traveling east on University Drive where they were joined by Huntsville police.

“The pursuit ended in downtown Huntsville on Cleveland Avenue where the suspect then rammed two UAH police cars and attempted to strike one of the officers with his car.

“The two UAH police officers were placed on administrative leave pending the completion of the investigation. Huntsville Police Department will be handling the investigation of the incident.”

Garner later said: "I will confirm that a UAH police officer did fire shots."

From earlier:

Huntsville Police and University of Alabama in Huntsville Police are investigating an overnight police chase and shooting.

The chase started around 4:12 a.m. Friday on UAH’s campus according to Huntsville Police. They were called in to assist UAH campus police in the chase. Police said a UAH Police officer fired shots and hit the driver in that chase. The driver was taken to the hospital in serious condition with multiple gunshot wounds. A passenger was also taken to the hospital with a possible leg injury.

That ended along Pratt Avenue and Meridian Street in Huntsville. Police have shut down all trains for the next few hours while they investigate.

WAAY 31 is working to learn how this chase started and what charges the suspects may face.

UAH Campus Police will be the lead agency in this investigation.

We’ll update this story as soon as new information is available.

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