Man wanted for alleged attempted murder arrested after police pursuit in Tuscaloosa

October 02 2021 06:00 pm

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — The Tuscaloosa Police Department has arrested a suspect who was wanted for an alleged attempted murder after he led authorities on a chase Friday afternoon.

Kenzarian Lamark Harris, 36, has pending cases in the Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court for attempted murder, second-degree assault and shooting into an occupied vehicle. He has not reported to his Tuscaloosa Community Corrections case manager since warrants for attempting to elude police and first-degree possession of marijuana were issued for his arrest May 24, a police press release said.

TPD reported that at approximately 1:12 p.m., a patrol officer attempted to stop the driver of a green Honda Accord for running multiple stop signs and speeding on 10th Ave. The driver refused to stop and continued to drive, reaching speeds of up to 90 miles per hour, until he abandoned the sedan at the dead-end of 11th Ave.

After exiting the vehicle, the suspect ran towards Crimson Student Living where TPD searched units at the apartments with the aid of TPD helicopter pilots before they were taken into custody.

At one point, 24 patrol officers, motor officers and investigators, along with the helicopter unit and members of the U.S. Marshals Task Force were involved in the search.

Harris was jailed on three no bond warrants for the outstanding attempted murder, shooting into an occupied vehicle and second-degree assault charges.

TPD says that this is an ongoing investigation and that additional charges are possible.

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