From The Tribune staff reports
BIBB COUNTY — Austin Patrick Hall, the 26-year-old convicted felon charged with shooting two Bibb County deputies has been found and arrested.
Hall was discovered about half a mile from where the shooting took place, hiding in a tent behind a mobile home, according to a report by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. As law enforcement approached, Hall shouted that he was unarmed, and was taken into custody without incident.
The shooting occurred on Golfer’s Trail in Brierfield around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, and Hall fled on foot. This sparked a manhunt across a section of middle Alabama, and Hall was eventually found about two miles from the site of the command post set up by law enforcement.
The deputies were rushed to UAB Hospital.
One injured deputy has been identified by a family member on social media.
Steven Johnson posted on Facebook that his son, Brad Johnson, was one of the two deputies injured, according to a report from AL.com.
At the time of that social media post, Brad Johnson reportedly still had some brain activity, but he is not expected to pull through at this time.
“He still has a very small brain activity,” Steven Johnson stated. “His heart is still working. They are not giving positive outcome. Right now we are just waiting. I know the God I serve can restore. As long as I have breath.. 100% healing . In the natural he is gone.. so just keep praying.. Let God be God.”
Hall, who has been arrested on 46 criminal charges since he was 17, is being taken to the Shelby County Jail.