比伯县地方检察官迈克尔杰克逊证实，比伯县警长的副手布拉德约翰逊已经死亡, 福克斯附属 WBRC-TV 报道.
“都说懦夫死一千次, but a hero but one,” Bibb County Sheriff Jody Wade told reporters. “Brad Johnson was a hero.”
He added that investigator Chris Poole is recovering after being released from the hospital. 在声明中, 阿拉巴马州州长. Kay Ivey said Johnson will be remembered as a hero.
“今天, all of Alabama grieves the loss of one of our heroes in blue, Bibb County Deputy Brad Johnson,” 她说. “At only 32 years-old, he served in law enforcement for several years and was engaged to be married. He will be remembered as a hero.”
“He will not only be called a hero for protecting his community, but also through his organ donations,” 她补充说. “Our entire state is praying for his family, his fiancé and fellow law enforcement officers.”
枪击案发生在附近 5 下午. as the deputies were chasing a stolen car. 犯罪嫌疑人, identified as 26-year-old Austin Patrick Hall, was the subject of a “庞大的” manhunt after he fled the scene, 当局星期四说.
他是 arrested by the U.S. Marshal’s Service Thursday morning and remains in jail. He is being held by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office for attempted murder, and assault on a police officer with a gun.
Johnson was a 7-year veteran of the sheriff’s office and leaves behind a fiancee and two children, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said in a statement.
He also noted that Hall has a lengthy criminal history.
“My Office is closely scrutinizing the policies that allowed for a violent offender, like Hall, to walk free,” 马歇尔说. “The justice system failed these officers and I will do everything in my power to ensure that doesn’t happen again.”