From The Tribune staff reports
BROOKSIDE — A man is facing multiple charges after a police chase and crash in the early morning hours of Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020.
Raheem Shabazz was originally pulled over by Brookside Police officers around 1:15 a.m. The traffic stop was in the area of Interstate 22.
The officers said during the stop, they discovered Shabazz was operating the vehicle without a license.
“The driver became combative, barricaded himself inside the vehicle and then fled the stop,” Brookside PD posted on Facebook.
The officers pursued the suspect on I-22, onto I-65 and through downtown Birmingham. Police said Shabazz lost control of the vehicle and wrecked into a drainage pond near Eighth Avenue.
Shabazz and others inside the vehicle were rescued by officers. Shabazz was taken into custody and booked into the Brookside Jail.
A firearm was later recovered from the vehicle.
One officer sustained minor injuries during the rescue, according to police.