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Suspects arrested in connection to Bibb County murder

Patrick Smith

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The Tuscaloosa Police Department and the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Department arrested two suspects Monday. They were wanted in connection to a murder in Bibb County, according to a statement released by the Tuscaloosa Police Department.

Around 10:48 p.m., a Tuscaloosa police officer attempted to pull over a 2008 GMC Yukon for not yielding to a fire truck that had its emergency lights on. When the officer activated his lights and siren, a pursuit with the vehicle began at Loop Road and Cherokee Hills.

The pursuit eventually ended after going to the dead end at the Woodlands apartment complex.

After the driver and passenger fled the vehicle, officers caught the passenger after a foot chase. TPD officers and TCSO deputies then set up a perimeter around the Woodlands complex.

TCSO deputies deployed a K9 unit and found the driver hiding in a creek that runs through the Woodlands. Officers recovered a handgun located near the suspects’ vehicle.

Upon learning that the suspects were wanted in connection to a murder in Bibb County, the officers contacted the State Bureau of Investigation who then responded to the scene, taking over the investigation and custody of the two suspects.

Sergeant Blankley of the TPD confirmed that all Woodlands tenants 
are safe.

Names of the suspects are not being released by the TPD.

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Suspects arrested in connection to Bibb County murder