FLORENCE, Ala. – A traffic stop led to an officer involved shooting in Florence on Sunday.
According to UNA Police Chief Kevin Gillilan, a UNA Police Officer attempted to pull over a woman in a parking lot near Norton Auditorium at the intersection of Pine Street and Irvine Avenue, just before 3 a.m. on July 9.
Alabama State Troopers have identified the woman as 28-year-old Jessica Lashae Dye of Florence
Authorities said that Dye attempted to run over the officer, and fled the scene. The officer was forced to open fire at that time. Authorities confirm that multiple shots were fired and the vehicle was struck.
Investigators said that after Dye fled the scene, she struck a telephone pole on the corner of Pine Street and College Street.
Authorities confirmed that Dye was injured during the shooting and was taken to Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital for treatment of her injuries.
The severity of her injuries is unknown at this time.
The UNA officer is on leave at this time pending the outcome of the investigation being conducted by Special Agents with ALEA’s State Bureau of Investigation. Once finished the findings will be turned over to the Lauderdale County district attorney’s office.
A statement is expected from the UNA police chief at 2 p.m. on Wednesday.