BREAKING: Monday night shooting suspect in custody in Argo
ARGO — A 25-year-old man believed to be the suspect who shot at Birmingham Police on Monday has been taken into custody by Argo police officers.
Sgt. Allen Busler of Argo PD said the investigation was active and he could not comment immediately, but sources familiar with the incident confirmed the apprehension.
Police said the man matching the description of the suspect was seen walking out of a wooded area near Will Keith Road at about 9 a.m. on Tuesday. He was taken into custody without incident.
According to Birmingham Police Officer Rodarius Mauldin, an East Precinct officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop for speeding in the 700 block of Georgia Road shortly before 10 p.m. on Monday.
“The suspect failed to yield and a pursuit ensued,” Mauldin said. “During the pursuit the suspect fired multiple rounds at the officer striking the patrol unit which resulted in an exchange of gunfire. The pursuit ended at the intersection of McIntyre Road and Old Springville Road as the suspect lost control of the vehicle resulting in a one car accident.”
The suspect fled from the scene on foot into a wooded area. The officer involved was transported to UAB Hospital with minor injuries.
Officers chased the suspect, who is considered armed and dangerous, until he crashed in Clay near Old Springville Road and Surrey Lane. Old Springville Road was closed at Elizabeth Drive while police conducted an overnight search.