From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports
SHELBY COUNTY – UPDATE:? Isaiah Core III, 20 of Clay, has been identified as the victim in the Shelby County officer-involved shooting, according to Jefferson County Coroner Bill Yates.
ORIGINAL: Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies were patrolling apartment complexes on Highway 280 around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
Deputies were looking for criminal activity when one deputy noticed a vehicle being driven suspiciously through an apartment complex, and began watching it.
He observed the vehicle leave the apartment complex, and it was driven erratically on Highway 280.
The deputy attempted to make a traffic stop, and a pursuit began when the driver failed to pull over in response to the deputy’s emergency lights and siren. The vehicle fled at a high rate of speed, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, and the chase ended when the driver exited I20 at Oporto Madrid Boulevard South. The vehicle stopped after getting off the interstate, and deputies and assisting officers at the scene gave verbal commands to the driver and passenger to exit the vehicle t determine why they fled from officers. According to the Sheriff’s Office, there was a deliberate movement of the suspect’s vehicle backwards, in attempt to injure officers, and a Shelby County deputy fired at the vehicle, striking the driver.
The adult male suspect was transported to UAB Hospital for treatment of his injuries, where he died ar 3:15 a.m., according to the Jefferson County Coroner. The adult male passenger was not injured and was taken into police custody for questioning.
One deputy suffered minor injuries at the scene, and the deputy that as involved in the shooting will remain on administrative leave, which according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, is normal practice in a situation like this.
It was determined the vehicle the suspect was driving had been stolen out of Jefferson County, and had a switched tag displayed. Further investigation concluded a stolen weapon was also inside the vehicle, and it was taken into evidence.
The names of the occupants of the car are being withheld pending a formal investigation of the shooting incident, which will be conducted by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Formal charges will follow once an investigation is complete, and a warrant is obtained.