Officer-involved shooting under investigation in Hanceville


Hanceville Police Chief Bob Long confirmed an officer-involved shooting happened at the intersection of Alabama Highway 91 and County Road 747 Friday night.

Long said it happened at a driver license check point around 11 p.m. A press release stated the suspect, Eric Lamar Caffey, failed to show a license. Officers on the scene were familiar with Caffey, and tried getting him out of the car.

Police said Caffey was aware of several warrants out for his arrest, and was in possession of marijuana and a gun.

When Caffey sped away, the release shows officers fired several shots. They chased the suspect until he collided with a patrol vehicle. A passenger in Caffey's car was not injured.

Police said Caffey was taken to UAB Hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.

The suspect remained in the Cullman County Jail on $46,000 bond. He's charged with two counts of robbery, felon in possession of a firearm, theft of property fourth degree, attempting to elude, reckless endangerment, possession of marijuana first degree and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both the Cullman County District Attorney's Office and the State Bureau of Investigation are reviewing the case.

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