Suspect in Interstate 85 shootings taken into custody in LaFayette, Alabama

Published 3:03 pm Wednesday, August 17, 2022

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Auburn Assistant Police Chief Clarence Smith confirmed to LDN this afternoon that the driver of the white Cadillac that was wanted in connection to multiple shootings on Interstate 85 has been taken into custody in LaFayette, Alabama.

The Troup County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a shooting that occurred on Interstate 85 Northbound near the 23-mile marker Wednesday morning.

Around 7:56 a.m. a driver called 911 after his vehicle was shot at and struck by an individual driving what he described as an older white Cadillac driven by what he believed was a Black male, according to a TCSO press release. The victim was not injured in the incident and the suspect continued driving north on I-85.

Various media outlets also wrote about a shooting on Interstate 85 Northbound in Auburn, Alabama Wednesday morning. Stewart Smith, public information officer for TCSO, said a third shooting had also taken place before the Auburn shooting, but it was unclear where it occurred.