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Sheriff: Suspect in custody after police chase, shots fired on I-85

The northbound lanes of I-85 in Macon County were closed for several hours.
The northbound lanes of I-85 in Macon County were closed for several hours.(WDBJ7)
Published: Sep. 10, 2021 at 5:48 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 10, 2021 at 10:41 PM CDT
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MACON COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - A suspect is in custody after he carjacked two vehicles, led law enforcement on a chase on Interstate 85 and shot at deputies Friday, according to Macon County Sheriff Andre Brunson.

Brunson said the suspect carjacked a vehicle in Montgomery and then crossed into Macon County on Interstate 85 where he carjacked another vehicle.

Around the 42 mile marker, the suspect smashed into several vehicles, jumped out of the vehicle and started shooting at deputies, the sheriff said.

Brunson said deputies returned fire. No one was hit.

The northbound lanes of I-85 in Macon County were closed for several hours because of the incident.

Traffic was being diverted off the interstate. The interstate reopened late Friday night.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency confirmed there was a “law enforcement incident” but didn’t release any other information Friday night.

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