Authorities Release Identity of Victim in Trooper-Involved Shooting

Alabama State Troopers have released the identity of the man who was killed after a trooper-involved shooting. 21-year-old Garrett Chruma of Eight Mile was killed Saturday night.

Authorities say that around 8:00pm Saturday night, an Alabama State Trooper was involved in a short, high speed chase near Mason Ferry Road in Wilmer, where the subject fled from the trooper on a motorcycle.

A foot pursuit followed and a confrontation between the armed suspect and trooper occurred. The trooper fired his weapon and killed the suspect.

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation (ABI), the investigative division of the Alabama Department of Public Safety, will conduct an investigation into the officer-involved shooting. The ABI’s findings will be turned over to the Mobile County District Attorney for review.

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