A Jacksonville police officer was injured at about 2 a.m. Saturday morning during a vehicle pursuit that ended in an officer-involved shooting, according to Jacksonville police Chief Marcus Wood.
Both the officer and suspect are in stable condition as of 9 a.m.
Weaver police attempted a traffic stop on a 2022 Dodge Charger Saturday morning. The driver, a 22-year-old man, fled the scene in the vehicle. Weaver police pursued the suspect into the City of Jacksonville, where Jacksonville police joined the pursuit.
Police caught up to the fleeing vehicle near the 5000 block of Alexandria-Jacksonville Highway. The suspect turned his car around and rammed a Jacksonville squad car head-on, before backing up to try again.
The officer exited his vehicle and drew his firearm in an attempt to halt the suspect, who then hit the officer with his car. The suspect pulled back to make another attempt, and the officer fired a single shot.
Both the officer and suspect were taken to Anniston RMC; the officer was treated and released, while the suspect was transferred to UAB Hospital in Birmingham for additional care. The JSU Center for Applied Forensics Critical Incident Response Team is investigating the officer-involved shooting on Crow Farm Road.
More information will be made available as the investigation continues.