Alabama State Trooper-Involved Shooting Leaves One Dead


Alabama State Trooper Cpl. Jeremy Alford – Photo from Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

A chase involving a state trooper in South Alabama led to gunfire, leaving one person dead and three others hurt, including the state trooper.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says at about 6:30PM Sunday, Cpl. Jeremy Alford tried to stop a driver for a traffic violation on Interstate 65 near the 101 mile marker in Conecuh County. ALEA says the driver didn’t stop, which led to the chase.

That chase went into Escambia County, where ALEA says the vehicle left the road, and the shooting happening.

ALEA says one person was killed and two others were hurt and taken to a hospital. Alford was also hit by gunfire and was taken to a hospital.

ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor said, “After visiting with Cpl. Alford and his family this morning, I  am extremely relieved and thankful to share that he is doing well and is expected to make a full recovery. Cpl. Alford acted with true courage and heroism over the course of the incident and was able to secure the scene and ensure public safety while injured. With nearly three decades in law enforcement, Cpl. Alford is a true professional and public servant, dedicated to keeping the citizens of his local community and the State of Alabama safe. I ask that you please continue to keep Cpl. Alford and his loved ones in your thoughts and prayers as we all look forward to a  speedy recovery.”

Special Agents with the State Bureau of Investigation are investigating the shooting. Once complete, the findings will be
turned over to the Escambia County District Attorney’s Office, according to ALEA.


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