Bibb County Deputy dies of injuries from Wednesday shooting

Published 7:54 am Thursday, June 30, 2022

A convicted felon from Shelby County was captured Thursday morning for shooting two Bibb County Sheriff Deputies on Wednesday.

One of the deputies, Brad Johnson, died from the injuries on Thursday.

According to Fourth Judicial District Attorney Michael Jackson, Austin Patrick Hall, was captured around 7:35 a.m. Thursday morning near Brierfield. He was found hiding in a tent that was behind   a mobile home on Bulldog Bend Road in Bibb County. Hall was not armed.

According to Northern District of Alabama U.S. Marshal Marty Keely they received a tip on Hall’s possible whereabouts.

Jackson said the two deputies were shot after trying to make an arrest during a car chase.

The deputies were taken to UAB Hospital. Jackson said one of the officers, Brad Johnson, was pronounced dead at 3:18 p.m. Thurday at UAB Hospital.

Chris Poole, 30, was released from UAB Hospital on Thursday and recovering at home.

Jackson added that the deputies were chasing a male in a stolen vehicle when the suspect got out and fired shots, striking both deputies.

Hall, 26, ran on foot after shooting the two deputies on Golfer’s Trail in Brierfield around 4 p.m.

Hall, a convicted felon has been arrested on 46 criminal charges.

On Wednesday evening, the  U.S. Marshals Service designated the search for Hall a “Major Case” and offered $15,000 for information leading to his capture.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office thanked the following law enforcement for helping with the case: Troopers with the ALEA Highway Patrol Division, Aviation Unit  and Special Agents with ALEA’s State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) along with officers from  the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, Tuscaloosa County  Sheriff’s Office, Perry County Sheriff’s Office, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Chilton County  Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Wilcox County Sheriff’s Office, Clarke  County Sheriff’s Office, Vestavia Hills Police Department, Demopolis Police Department,  Thorsby Police Department, Moundville Police Department, Pelham Police Department and  officers with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, USMS Gulf  Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Alabama Department of Corrections Law  Enforcement Services Division (LESD) K-9 Bureau.