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Man arrested after shooting at Hoover police, manhunt near Hendrick Chevrolet

Hoover PD: Search for suspect who fired shots at officers
Hoover PD: Search for suspect who fired shots at officers
Published: Aug. 29, 2021 at 9:04 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 30, 2021 at 4:15 PM CDT
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HOOVER, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: Hoover Police officers say the suspect is in custody as of 2:23 a.m. without incident.

Bradley Hunter Smith, 30, of Hoover, is charged in the case.

Hoover Police said warrants have been obtained against the man who fired shots at police and damaged approximately 30 vehicles in the parking lot of the Hoover Police Operations center last night. Officers said at approximately 7:30 P.M., officers observed the suspect, armed with a knife and a pistol, stabbing tires of police vehicles and privately owned autos. When a group of officers attempted to make contact with Smith officers said he fired two shots in their direction. Police did not return fire and no one was injured.

Officers said Smith ran to the area of Hendrick Auto Mall and with the assistance of several outside agencies, a perimeter was established in the Green Valley/Star Lake area. Officers searched the area and found Smith at approximately 2:23 A.M. Monday morning on the golf course of the Hoover Country Club. He peacefully surrendered and was taken into custody by the Hoover Police Special Response Team.

Smith was taken to the Hoover City Jail where he was interviewed by investigators. He has been charged with the following:

  • Attempted Murder No Bond
  • Criminal Mischief 1st degree No Bond
Bradley Hunter Smith
Bradley Hunter Smith(Hoover Police Dept.)

An active manhunt is underway in an area near Hendrick Chevrolet on Highway 31 in Hoover, after a man fired shots at two Hoover police officers who caught him stabbing the tires of police cars.

According to Captain Keith Czeskleba of Hoover PD, two officers at the police operations building on Lorna Rd. came outside and witnessed a man stabbing the tires of police vehicles in the parking lot.

When the officers attempted to make contact with the man, police say he turned and fired two shots from a handgun and took off on foot.

The suspect is believed to be a white male, about 30 years old. Last seen wearing a black t shirt and khaki shorts.

The officers weren’t injured. A perimeter has been set up in the area and residents in the Star Lake area have been notified and advised to Shelter in Place.

Authorities have blocked off Hwy 31 from Patton Chapel Rd coming from the south and Greenville Ln coming from the north. Motorists are asked to find an alternate route.

This is a developing story, Please check back for updates.

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