Sunday, September 25, 2022

Bibb County, Ala. deputies shot, manhunt underway for Austin Hall

A massive manhunt is underway after two deputies were shot during a chase with a stolen car in Bibb County, Alabama, Wednesday afternoon. Learn more in the video above. District Attorney Michael Jackson said the deputies were shot in the Bulldog Bend area off Highway 25 near Brierfield. Jackson told WVTM 13 around 8:50 pm one of the deputies is in critical condition and the other is “doing fine.” Watch WVTM 13’s interview with Jackson below or here. The Centerville Press identified the two deputies as Chris Poole and Brad Johnson on Facebook Wednesday night, but did not specify the condition of each man. Authorities from numerous agencies helped block traffic along the route as the ambulance traveled north up Interstate 65. It’s unknown at this time where the other deputy is being treated, but Jackson said he believed the deputy is at a Birmingham hospital. year-old Austin Hall, is still at large. Multiple law enforcement agencies are assisting in the manhunt. Hall has a very lengthy criminal history dating back to 2012, including assault, burglary, attempting to elude, property theft and injuring a police officer, according to court records.The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said Hall is approximately 5 feet, 9 inches tall and 169 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. He also has many tattoos on both arms and hands.ALEA says Hall is considered to be “armed and extremely dangerous.” Hall was last seen in the Cahaba Wildlife Management Area along Highway 25 and Golfers Trail in Bibb County. Residents in the Brierfield area are asked to stay inside and to keep their doors locked while the search continues. Hall was most recently booked into the Chilton County Jail in April of 2022. The Chilton County Sheriff’s Office shared the mugshot from that booking on their Facebook page.WVTM 13 also found a photo of Hall from a 2019 news release from the Alabama Department of Corrections when he escaped from a work release facility in Wilcox County.A police staging area is set up at the intersection of Bulldog Bend and Highway 25 in Bibb County. According to ALEA, law enforcement agencies ranging from local departments to the FBI are assisting in the manhunt for Hall. A vigil was held in Centerville around 8 pm Wednesday for the two deputies. Dozens of people gathered around City Hall in a circle to pray for the deputies, their families and first responders.Watch WVTM 13 News and get the WVTM 13 app for the latest updates on the developing story. Follow WVTM 13 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.—JACKSON INTERVIEW—

A massive manhunt is underway after two deputies were shot during a chase with a stolen car in Bibb County, Alabama, Wednesday afternoon. Learn more in the video above.

District Attorney Michael Jackson said the deputies were shot in the Bulldog Bend area off Highway 25 near Brierfield. Jackson told WVTM 13 around 8:50 pm one of the deputies is in critical condition and the other is “doing fine.” Watch WVTM 13’s interview with Jackson below or here.

The Centerville Press identified the two deputies as Chris Poole and Brad Johnson on Facebook Wednesday night, but did not specify the condition of each man.

One of the deputies was rushed to UAB Hospital in Birmingham. Authorities from numerous agencies helped block traffic along the route as the ambulance traveled north up Interstate 65.

It’s unknown at this time where the other deputy is being treated, but Jackson said he believed the deputy is at a Birmingham hospital.

The suspect, 26-year-old Austin Hall, is still at large. Multiple law enforcement agencies are assisting in the manhunt. Hall has a very lengthy criminal history dating back to 2012, including assault, burglary, attempting to elude, property theft and injuring a police officer, according to court records.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said Hall is approximately 5 feet, 9 inches tall and 169 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. He also has many tattoos on both arms and hands.

ALEA says Hall is considered to be “armed and extremely dangerous.” Hall was last seen in the Cahaba Wildlife Management Area along Highway 25 and Golfers Trail in Bibb County. Residents in the Brierfield area are asked to stay inside and to keep their doors locked while the search continues.

Hall was most recently booked into the Chilton County Jail in April of 2022. The Chilton County Sheriff’s Office shared the mugshot from that booking on their Facebook page.

Austin Patrick Hall

Chilton County Sheriff’s Office

Austin Patrick Hall, 26, is accused of shooting two Bibb County deputies in the line of duty on June 29, 2022.

WVTM 13 also found a photo of Hall from a 2019 news release from the Alabama Department of Corrections when he escaped from a work release facility in Wilcox County.

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A police staging area is set up at the intersection of Bulldog Bend and Highway 25 in Bibb County. According to ALEA, law enforcement agencies ranging from local departments to the FBI are assisting in the manhunt for Hall.

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A vigil was held in Centerville around 8 pm Wednesday for the two deputies. Dozens of people gathered around City Hall in a circle to pray for the deputies, their families and first responders.

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Watch WVTM 13 News and get the WVTM 13 app for the latest updates on the developing story.

Follow WVTM 13 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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