LIMESTONE CO., Ala. (WAFF) - Update: The shooting suspect involved in the high-speed last night has been identified.
According to deputies, 25-year-old Adam Taylor of Toney, is charged with attempting to elude, reckless driving, and second-degree assault. Officials tell WAFF Taylor is being held in the Limestone County Detention Center, and no bond has been set.
Deputies say Taylor could be facing additional charges for possession of a firearm that was recovered from his vehicle. Taylor is also facing additional charges in Giles County, Tennessee.
Statement from Sheriff Mike Blakely:
“The outcome of this pursuit could have ended much differently and with serious injuries. I commend my deputies for an outstanding job during the pursuit and apprehension of the shooting suspect, while keeping the safety of the public a priority.”
Original: One person is now in jail after sending deputies on a high speed chase through two different states today.
According to the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office, a person shot someone in Pulaski, Tennessee Monday afternoon and fled the scene. Deputies say the suspect began driving down I-65 South when the driver began ramming into other vehicles, forcing them off the road.
The Giles County Sheriff’s Office began the pursuit, but once the driver crossed state lines into Alabama, Limestone County deputies began searching for the suspect as the vehicle was speeding faster than 120mph.
Deputies say the driver exited I-65 South when the car began traveling in the wrong direction, driving into oncoming traffic on I-65 North.
The pursuit ended when the vehicle collided head-on with another car.
The suspect was treated at Athens-Limestone Hospital, released and is now at the Limestone County Detention Center. The identity of the suspect has not yet been released.
The driver of the vehicle that was hit head on, was also treated and released from Athens-Limestone Hospital.
This is an ongoing investigation, stick with WAFF for more updates on this story.