From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
A fugitive from Kentucky was shot and injured by police after an officer from the State Bureau of Investigation attempted to stop him in Helflin, according to a report by Carol Robinson. Police said that the man tried to run over officers with his car as he tried to flee.
The fugitive, identified as Tyler Hayes, 31, was wanted for violent crime warrants in Kentucky. Among the warrants was one for felony firearm possession.
He was being searched for by the U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force when he was pulled over by an officer from the SBI at a grocery store in Heflin. According to authorities, Hayes used his car in an attempt to hit the officers. He then fled down Highway 9 and was pursued.
Several police cars and one civilian cars were struck in the pursuit.
The chase ended at New Harmony Baptist Church where Hayes attempted to hit the officers again with his car. Officers opened fire and hit Hayes, wounding him. He was then taken to UAB Hospital in Birmingham where he was eventually listed in stable condition. Police found a revolver and $700 worth of crystal meth on Hayes.
The case continues to be investigated by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.