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Person found dead after shooting in Aliceville, Ala.

New information is out concerning what was originally reported as an officer-involved shooting in Aliceville, Alabama.

Posted: Jul 19, 2019 3:08 PM
Updated: Jul 22, 2019 9:25 AM

UPDATE 07/19/19 6:46 p.m.

ALICEVILLE, Ala. (WTVA) — New information is out concerning what was originally reported as an officer-involved shooting in Aliceville, Alabama.

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Chief Tonnie Jones said it was before 12 p.m. Friday a police chase started on Memorial Parkway near the Piggly Wiggly.

It ended at Columbus Road and Third Avenue, and the chief said an officer fired shots at the vehicle "probably to get it to stop."

Jones added that a body was found in the vehicle and someone was taken into custody.

Police said no charges have been filed at the moment.

Original story below

ALICEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A police shooting has left one person dead in the west Alabama town of Aliceville.

Police Chief Tommie Jones tells news outlets the shooting happened about noon Friday. He says an officer fired to stop a vehicle near the city's downtown area.

Authorities haven't said who was in the vehicle or released other details. But photos shared on social media show police vehicles around a vehicle along a street that's blocked by yellow tape.

Aliceville is a town of about 2,300 people. It's nearly 100 miles (160 kilometers) west of Birmingham near the Mississippi state line.

Editor's Note: This article was modified to include a report from The Associated Press.

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