The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

State and Nation

June 10, 2013

Trooper shoots, kills suspect after chase

— MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a state trooper shot and killed a suspect after a brief high-speed chase in south Alabama.

Alabama State Troopers say the suspect fled on a motorcycle from the trooper around 8 p.m. Saturday.

Trooper Kevin Cook said the short chase was followed by a foot pursuit and confrontation between the trooper and the suspect, who authorities said was armed. He said the trooper fired his weapon and killed the suspect, who was identified as 21-year-old Garrett Joshua Chruma of the Eight Mile community in Mobile County.

A statement from the Alabama Department of Public Safety did not say what the suspect was armed with or provide other details of what led up to the shooting.

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is expected to investigate the case.

Authorities said the agency's findings will be turned over to the Mobile County District Attorney for review.

Text Only
State and Nation


Which foreign crisis is the biggest threat to the security of the United States?

None of the above
     View Results
AP Video
US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating
Twitter Updates
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Business Marquee