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Man Charged With Attempted Murder Against Jacksonville Police Officer

Man Charged With Attempted Murder Against Jacksonville Police Officer

Jacksonville, AL – The Jacksonville Police released an update on the officer involved shooting that resulted in an officer injury earlier last week. The suspect involved in a police pursuit and officer-involved shooting Saturday has been released from UAB Hospital and been arrested on a charge of attempted murder, according to Jacksonville Police Chief Marcus Wood.

Broderick Javon Vines, 22, of Anniston, led police on a car chase from Weaver into Jacksonville around 2 a.m. that morning, after fleeing a routine traffic stop by Weaver Police. Police caught up to the fleeing vehicle near the 5000 block of Alexandria-Jacksonville Highway. Vines turned his car around and rammed a Jacksonville squad car head-on, before backing up to try again. The officer exited his vehicle and drew his firearm in an attempt to halt Vines, who then hit the officer with his car. Vines pulled back to make another attempt, and the officer fired a single shot, hitting Vines.

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Both Vines and the officer were taken to RMC Anniston for treatment; the officer was released a few hours later, while Vines was taken to UAB Hospital in Birmingham.

Vines was released from UAB Hospital Saturday and charged with attempted murder by the Jacksonville Police Department; he may face further charges from the Weaver Police Department. Vines is currently held on a $60,000 cash bond at the Calhoun County Jail. Attempted murder is a Class A felony.

 

 

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