Manhunt underway after 2 deputies are shot and wounded in Alabama

Officials reported that two deputies with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama were injured in a shooting Wednesday afternoon. Bibb County District Attorney Michael Jackson said that the deputies were chasing the driver of a stolen car after 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Brierfield community when the suspect opened fire, shooting both deputies.

The two deputies have been taken to the hospital, and as of press time the full extent of the deputies’ injuries were not fully revealed, only to say that one of the deputies was hit “in a critical area.”

A manhunt is currently underway for the suspect, identified as 26-year-old Austin Patrick Hall. Hall is described as being 5’9″ and weighing 169 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. He previously escaped custody as an inmate in Wilcox County in 2019, and is considered to be armed and dangerous. According to officials, Hall reportedly abandoned the vehicle and is on foot.  According to the Centerville City Hall Facebook page, “residents in the area of Brierfield, Golfers Trail, County Road 10, Ala 25 should be on alert for an armed and dangerous suspect. Please lock your doors stay inside!”

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