St. Clair County Deputies were assisting ALEA with a vehicle pursuit which originated on Hwy 231 in the Ashville area. The pursuit traveled Hwy. 231 to Pell City turning on Hwy. 174 towards Odenville. The vehicle pursuit was joined by Odenville Police Department, Margaret Police Department and Argo Police Department.
Suspect's vehicle was stopped on deployment of a spike strip at Hwy. 411 and Hwy.174.
The suspect discharged his weapon and officers returned fire.
The suspect is deceased pending identification.
No officers were injured.