Thursday, July 06, 2006

Two Cops Resign After Shooting

2 police officers resign after shooting

Two Columbiana police officers involved in a shooting into a car on Saturday resigned today, Columbiana Police Chief Johnny Brown said.

The officers, whom Brown declined to identify, were pursuing a car along Alabama 25 Saturday.

After pulling over, the driver attempted to back over one of the officers with the car, prompting at least one of the officers to fire three to four shots into the vehicle, Brown said.

The driver, whom Brown declined to name, ran from the scene and has not been apprehended. No one was injured, Brown said.

He said he has not seen the suspect’s car but heard allegations in the community that the officers set it on fire. Brown declined to comment on whether he believed that is true.

Brown said he is asking the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department to take over the investigation.

Chief Deputy John Samaniego said he likely will assign detectives to the case Friday.

Jeremy Gray


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