Armed carjacking at Loves Truck Stop
For Immediate Release
Event: Armed carjacking
Location: Loves Truck Stop in Steele
On 9/7/2022 at approximately 11:45 pm, the Steele Police Department responded to a white male armed with a rifle, carjacking a vehicle from a male subject at the Love's Truck Stop in Steele.
The suspect was later located by the Attalla Police Department shortly thereafter and fled when a traffic stop was attempted, while firing at officers.
A chase ensued by numerous agencies traveling I-59 into St. Clair County where Deputies attempted to stop the suspect with a spike strip.
The suspect traveled into Springville Station and struck (2) parked vehicles in the Taco Bell parking lot. The suspect then exited the vehicle armed with a rifle which he pointed at Deputies and Officers.
The suspect was shot on the scene and is deceased.
The investigation is being conducted by the Jacksonville State University Center for Applied Forensics and the Oxford Police Department.
Billy J. Murray