POLICE SEARCHING FOR MAN WHO FIRED AT POLICE IN NORTHPORT

UPDATE: Tuscaloosa County Homicide investigators say they’ve obtained two attempted murder warrants, along with a burglary warrant, on a man wanted for shooting at two police officers over the weekend.

Johntrelle Vonquese Barnes, is described as being 5 feet, 11 inches tall and around 165 pounds. Police said he has ties to Pickens County, and should be considered armed and dangerous.

If you have any information on Barnes, please contact Tuscaloosa CrimeStoppers at 205-752-7867 or your local law enforcement.


An unidentified man is on the run from police after they say he fired several shots at officers early Sunday morning.

It happened around 5 a.m. in the Northgate Circle apartment complex in Northport when police responded to a domestic violence call..

When officers arrived at the apartment, the 40-year-old victim said the 35-year-old suspect was running out the back.

One officer, who was heading to the back of the apartment, saw the suspect and gave chase. The officer said the suspect reached for a handgun in his waistband and began firing.

A second officer, assisting the first, also was fired upon multiple times by the suspect. Neither officer was injured in the incident, and neither fired their weapons.

Police said the suspect fled the area before they could set up a containment perimeter.

At this time, the Tuscaloosa County Homicide Unit and the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Department’s Crime Scene Unit are processing the scene and following up on leads regarding the suspects location.

The suspects identity has not yet been released.

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