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Early morning chase ends with wreck, suspects on the loose.

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At approximately 3:00 AM, Shelby County Sheriff's deputies responded to the 5500 block of Parkside Drive to investigate a report of a person with a weapon.  The suspect left the area in a white Acura prior to the deputy's arrival and was later seen traveling on Cahaba Valley Trace. The vehicle refused to stop and attempted to elude deputies as they pursued it.  The suspect lost control of the vehicle at the intersection of Cahaba Valley Road and Eagle Crest Drive and crashed.  Two black males fled on foot from the scene.  Deputies discovered that the car was reported to be stolen from Pelham.

Shelby County Sheriff's deputies, with the assistance of Hoover and Pelham police officers, established a perimeter around the area and began searching for the two suspects.  At 5:37 AM the Sheriff's Office received a report of a stolen vehicle from a residence in the 1100 block of Eagle Park Road.  The vehicle that was stolen is a black 2009 Chevrolet 2500 Silverado truck with Alabama tag number 58X12038.  The truck reportedly had a hunting rifle in it, has a black bed cover and "Rest in Peace" sticker on the back window.  It is believed the suspects from the earlier pursuit stole this truck and left the area.  In addition to this stolen truck, numerous vehicles in the general area have been broken into.

After approximately three hours of searching without success, the area was reopened to the public.  The suspects remain at large and should be considered armed and dangerous.

The stolen black 2009 Chevrolet 2500 Silverado truck was later found unoccupied by Birmingham police officers on 7th Avenue in Wylam.  The hunting rifle was not recovered.

Anyone with any information about this crime is urged to contact the Shelby County Sheriff's Office directly at (205)669-4181, through the Secret Witness line at (205)669-9116 or through our website at www.ShelbySO.com by clicking on the "Report Criminal Activity" link and choosing the "General Information" category.

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