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Man shoots at Birmingham police officer, steals Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office SUV, leads three different departments on pursuit

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. – More than 100 law enforcement vehicles from were involved in a pursuit across Jefferson County early Sunday morning.

AL.com reports a Birmingham Police officer was stopped at a traffic light in the 9400-block of Parkway East when a vehicle pulled up next to them and a man shot several rounds into the patrol vehicle.

A police bulletin was issued, calling for all possible assistance.

During the initial pursuit, which ended in the 1200-block of Arkadelphia Road, the man shot at pursuing officers.

A short standoff ensued on Arkdelphia, when the man stole a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office SUV.

After driving through Birmingham, Vestavia, and Hoover, spike strips were used to stop the SUV in the 2800-block of John Hawkins Parkway.

The stolen SUV caught fire and the man was arrested at that point. He was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

In addition to the BPD officer, who was uninjured, the man shoat at two passers by who were injured.

BPD said officers did fire their guns during the pursuit.

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