Chase suspect faces attempted murder, more

Police on the scene of a high speed chase Monday.
Police on the scene of a high speed chase Monday.

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Authorities have charged a man with attempted murder and other crimes in Monday's high speed chase down Interstate 85.

Elpaso Toledo Ingram, 37, of 1204 Notasulga Road was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters. He was then taken to an area hospital for observation after investigators suspected he might have ingested some controlled narcotics during the chase.

Montgomery Police Department spokesman Major Huey Thornton said the incident started around 1pm at the corner of East Park Avenue at Lower Wetumpka Road where a police officer tried to stop Ingram's truck. Traffic violations and a large amount of construction equipment in the bed of the truck prompted the stop, but Ingram fled the scene.

Police say during the chase the suspect started throwing objects out the window.

Once on I-85 Montgomery SWAT officers tried to slow the vehicle, which police had determined was stolen. The suspect's erratic driving eventually caused two police officers to lose control of their vehicles.

Ingram then rammed the driver's side door of a pursuing officer's vehicle multiple times. Another officer pulled his gun and fired one round at Ingram who "appeared to be stunned". He was quickly pulled from the vehicle and taken into custody.

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation was brought into the investigation as a matter of routine once an officer fired shots at the suspect.

Ingram, according to medics, suffered only a scratch to the back of his neck.

Charges include Attempting to Elude, Receiving Stolen Property 1st degree, two counts of Attempted Murder and Probation Revocation (Theft of Property 2nd Degree).

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