Man Dead Following Police Chase
According to the Piedmont police, 26-year-old Wesley Chad Deerman, of Boaz, crashed his vehicle Sunday and fired a weapon as he tried to flee from officers on foot. Police say officers returned fire, striking Deerman, who later died at a hospital. The police chase started after officers spotted Deerman's vehicle, which had been reported stolen out of Marshall County. The shooting is being investigated by the Etowah County Sheriff's Office and the Center for Applied Forensics at Jacksonville State University.