ALEA is looking into a shooting by a Vestavia Hills officer during a pursuit

The ALEA’s State Bureau of Investigation is looking into a gunshot involving a Vestavia Hills Police Department officer.

According to ALEA, VHPD officers began pursuing a vehicle along I-65 around 1 a.m. Friday.

The chase continued into northern Birmingham, where two men were apprehended.

During their arrest, a third suspect escaped the vehicle on foot while brandishing a pistol.

An officer then fired his weapon, but the subject managed to flee and is still at large.

The initial cause for the pursuit remains unknown.

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