Authorities ID man killed in shooting by Alabama trooper
MORRIS, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man killed in a shooting by an Alabama state trooper.
The coroner’s office in Jefferson County says 33-year-old Mitchell Owen Buel of Etowah County died in the gunfire early Wednesday.
Al.com reports that Buel had a court record that includes an indictment returned last month on charges that include methamphetamine trafficking.
The State Bureau of Investigation says a trooper tried to pull over a man for aggravated speeding and reckless driving around midnight Tuesday.
A chase started north of Birmingham in Gardendale and ended on a dead-end road in Morris. A trooper spokesman says the motorist was killed when a trooper tried to arrest him.
Authorities haven’t said whether the driver had a weapon.