UPDATE: Suspect found in Louisiana and taken into custody
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT)- Police took Matthew Lawrencereno Wright into custody after he allegedly shot a police officer and crossed two state lines Sunday.
The stolen vehicle of the suspect was spotted late afternoon in northeastern Louisiana. A vehicle pursuit followed by Ferriday Louisiana police and Louisiana State Police.
Wright exited the vehicle and lead police on a foot pursuit around 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
According to officials, the shooting happened around 8:30 a.m. inside the Walmart. The officer, who is being identified only as Officer Hubbard, was responding to a reported theft at store. According to investigators when the officer approached the suspect in the store, the man produced a weapon and fired, striking the officer. The suspect fled the parking lot where he stole a gray Chrysler 300 with an Alabama license plate THEQNB.
The wounded officer was transported for treatment and is listed in critical-stable condition.
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