Manhunt underway after two Alabama sheriff’s deputies had been shot useless

A manhunt is underway in Alabama for a suspect who allegedly shot dead two Bibb County sheriff’s deputies, officials said.

The shooting happened Wednesday afternoon along Highway 25 in the Cahaba River Wildlife Management Area while in pursuit of a stolen vehicle, according to Bibb County District Attorney Michael Jackson.

Authorities identified the suspect as 26-year-old Austin Patrick. He is believed to be armed and extremely dangerous, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said.

A manhunt is underway for 26-year-old Austin Patrick Hall, believed to be armed and extremely dangerous after his death on March 29.

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

Hall has had 72 separate charges since 2012, including assault, attempting to evade police and resisting arrest, authorities said. In 2020, according to ALEA, he attempted to choke a Correctional Officer in Calhoun County. Hall was released from the Calhoun County Jail in April.

The condition of the deputies has not yet been published at this time.

ABC News’ William Gretsky contributed to this report.

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