BREAKING: Police chase ends with shootout, suspect injured off Wolf Ridge Road

Mobile County

 (1:15am) — MCSO has identified the suspect as 40-year-old Cecil Frederick James. 

James has an extensive jail history, according to the Mobile County Jail log, including multiple domestic violence charges. 

MCSO says he has non-life threatening injuries. 

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Multiple law enforcement agencies are investigating a shooting that happened during a police chase that ended on Wolf Ridge Road and Marchal Lane.

Mobile County Sheriff’s Office’s Captain Paul Burch has confirmed a suspect was shot multiple times during a shootout with Prichard Police. Mobile Fire-Rescue confirms a 40-year-old black man was shot six times.

Capt. Burch says the pursuit started in Prichard when a Prichard Police officer attempted to stop the car. The suspect began firing shots at the officer from his car, and the officer returned fire. The chase ended on Wolf Ridge Road and Marchal Lane.

Capt. Burch was unable to confirm why the officer attempted to pull the suspect over, but says the suspects car did have an expired tag from 2003. 

MCSO says no officers were hurt during the shootout. 

The FBI and Mobile Police also assisted in the investigation. Capt. Burch explained the FBI on the scene was assisting Prichard Police as part of an ongoing operation they have within the county called VGRIP where the FBI and other federal agencies help patrol high crime areas. Capt. Burch says the FBI was not apart of the initial pursuit, but joined in later. 


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