Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Morris identified

Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Morris identified
A man was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Morris. (Source: Greg Long/WBRC)

MORRIS, AL (WBRC) - Authorities are investigating an officer involved shooting in North Jefferson County.

Lt. Jon Riley with ALEA tells WBRC a state trooper was pursuing a vehicle near Moncrief Road in Gardendale for aggravated speeding, reckless driving and attempting to elude police. He says the chase ended on 3rd Ave. N. in Morris.

The man was identified through fingerprints as 33-year-old Mitchell Owen Buel.

Lt. Riley says the state trooper tried to take Buel into custody and at some point shots were fired, killing the suspect.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will handle the investigation since it involves a state trooper.

This story is developing.

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