FBI, HPD, Madison County Sheriff’s Office make arrest after shots exchanged in early Friday police pursuit in Huntsville

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police, along with the FBI and Madison County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a juvenile after an overnight chase led to an exchange of gunfire involving at least one officer.

Lieutenant Michael Johnson said a 15-year-old is being charged with robbery in the first degree in connection to a carjacking.

Police charged 19-year-old Deondre Cleveland Day with 3 counts of first-degree robbery, attempted murder of a police officer and attempted murder for a shooting in the Northwoods area in August. Police say one of the robbery charges stems from the carjacking and two of the robbery charges were from an incident where two people were robbed at gun point.

An officer was attempting a traffic stop in north Huntsville around 1:00 a.m. on a Dodge Challenger in connection to a BOLO for a stolen vehicle. According to Huntsville Police, the car would not stop, and a pursuit began in the Northwoods neighborhood.

The car was spiked by spike strips at the intersection of Pulaski Pike and Poplar.

Lieutenant Michael Johnson said one of the offenders started shooting and an officer fired in return while the vehicle was still moving. Two offenders ran once the car stopped near Mallory Avenue and Euclid Road.

No one was hit, but an officer’s vehicle was shot.

Authorities said the investigation is ongoing. If you know anything regarding this case please call Huntsville Police at 256-427-7270.

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