Suspect arrested following the shooting of two Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies

Published 12:02 pm Thursday, June 30, 2022

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From Staff Reports 

Austin Patrick Hall, 26, was arrested at approximately 7:30 a.m. June 30, following the shooting of two Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies, which occurred on June 29.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency released a statement on behalf of Sheriff Jody Wade and the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office stating “Hall was located and taken into custody by the United States Marshals Service (USMS) Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force near the 1200 Block of Bulldog Ben Road in Brierfield. Hall was transported and placed into a local area jail. Hall’s arrest and capture was a joint operation led by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.”

Hall is currently in the Shelby County Jail on attempted murder charges.

In Chilton County, Hall had previously been arrested on charges of failure to appear in April 2022 and charges of burglary residence forced, theft miscellaneous and aggravated assault non-family with a weapon in June 2017.

One of the Bibb County Sheriff deputies that was shot remains in critical condition.

Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Highway Patrol Division, Aviation Unit and Special Agents with ALEA’s State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) along with officers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, Perry County Sheriff’s Office, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Chilton County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Wilcox County Sheriff’s Office, Clarke County Sheriff’s Office, Vestavia Hills Police Department, Demopolis Police Department, Thorsby Police Department, Moundville Police Department, Pelham Police Department and officers with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, USMS Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Alabama Department of Corrections Law Enforcement Services Division (LESD) K-9 Bureau, all responded to the scene and assisted with the search.