Alabama Issues Blue Alert After Officer Shot On I-65

Brent Wilson | February 5, 2020
Preston Chyenne Johnson
Preston Chyenne Johnson

A Blue Alert has been issued in Alabama by the ALEA for Preston Chyenne Johnson who is wanted in connection with a shooting of an Alabama law enforcement officer.

The alert was sent out around 1 AM on February 5th, 2020 and gives a description of a black 2003 BMW 325i with tag number 2495AS2, and a missing bumper.

According to the alert, the shooting took place near mile marker 281 on I-65.

According to AL.com, Johnson is a convicted felon who was in police custody last year for stealing a car, being in possession of 13 grams of methamphetamine, needles, drug paraphernalia, and an AR-15 which, as a convicted felon, is illegal.

A Blue Alert is issued when a local, state or federal law enforcement officer in Alabama has been killed or seriously injured and the perpetrator is at large.

Update: A Kimberly police officer is in critical condition and four people, including the suspected shooter, are in custody according to FOX10.

Update: Police confirm the suspect wanted in connection to the shooting of the officer plus three other people were taken into custody on Highway 78 in Dora.

Update: The Blue Alert has been canceled.

Update: The officer has been killed and Johnson has been charged with capital murder.

Update: The officer has been identified as Nick O’Rear.

This article will be updated as more information becomes available.

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