JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) — The Jacksonville Police Department announced the arrest of a suspect involved in a high-speed chase that left an officer injured early Saturday morning.
According to JPD, Weaver Police attempted a traffic stop at about 2 a.m. on a Dodge Charger. The driver, later identified as 22-year-old Broderick Vines, fled the scene in the vehicle. Once Vines entered the city of Jacksonville, JPD joined the pursuit. Officers caught the suspect near the 5000 block of Alexandria-Jacksonville Highway.
Allegedly, Vines then turned his car around and hit a Jacksonville squad car head-on before attempting to back up again. The officer then exited his vehicle and took out his gun in an attempt to stop Vines, who then hit the officer with his car. When Vines pulled back out to make another attempt, the officer fired a single gunshot that struck Vines.
Both the officer and Vines were taken to Anniston RMC. The officer, who has not been identified by JPD, was treated and released, while Vines was taken to UAB Hospital for additional care and released Saturday.
Once released, Vines was charged with attempted murder by JPD and may face additional charges from WPD. He is currently held on a $60,000 cash bond at the Calhoun County Jail.