Irondale police chase ends with suspect shot Sunday

What started as an Irondale burglary ended with a suspect shot and a vehicle crashing into a police car Sunday afternoon.

The suspect is in the hospital, but his condition is unknown.

Irondale police said around 4:15 pm, officers responded to a burglary in the 1800 block of Winsboro Drive. When officers arrived, the male and female suspects were leaving in a sports utility vehicle.

Officers tried to stop the suspects from fleeing, but a chase began. It ended on Fulmar Drive when the suspect's vehicle crashed into a police car.

Officers were able to apprehend the female suspect, but the male suspect ran into the woods. Police Sgt. Jason Hill said the suspect pointed a gun at police, and police fired one shot. The suspect ran, but police were able to apprehend him.

Charges have not been filed. The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is investigating, which police said is protocol when an officer is involved in a shooting.{}