Alabama-Tennessee lawmen shot-suspect captured after manhunt www.privateofficer.com
LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn.Nov 29 2011 – A man wanted for shooting two law enforcement officers in Alabama and Tennessee was taken into custody early Tuesday morning.
The suspect, Joseph Scott Shriver, 23, was caught just before 4 a.m. when officers spotted his car in a field about two hours after the second shooting. The car had allegedly left the roadway at a high rate of speed. Officers surrounded the car, and Shriver was taken into custody without incident.
“We’re pretty durn good at getting the bad guy,” said Madison County Sheriff Blake Dorning.
Two weapons were recovered, including a handgun and an assault type rifle with multiple rounds.
“This individual was on a mission,” Dorning added.
It all started in Madison County, Alabama around 11:30 p.m. Monday when the Super Stop on Moores Milll Road was robbed.
About 15 minutes later, a Madison County sheriff’s deputy spotted a vehicle that matched the description from the robbery and pulled it over.
Sheriff Dorning said the man got out of his car, and fired several rounds at the deputy from an assault rifle. Deputy Brent Beavers was hit in the face, and taken to the hospital. He underwent surgery and is in critical condition.
The suspect fled north.
Within an hour of the first shooting, officials said 60 to 70 law enforcement officers were spread out over Madison County, Alabama and southern Tennessee in the search for Shriver.
He was spotted about an hour later by a Fayetteville Police officer on Highway 110 and Ardmore Highway. He also pulled over the vehicle, and the man got out and fired several rounds into the patrol car.
Officer Justin Raby was hit in the shoulder by bullet, but he was not badly hurt. He was taken to the hospital, where he was treated and released.
A Lincoln County Deputy showed up on the scene during the shooting, and authorities are investigating whether he was able to return fire.
Fayetteville Police Officers said they recovered more than a dozen shell casings at the scene of the shooting.