Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office and University of Alabama police are investigating an officer involved shooting that happened Tuesday night at Snow Hinton Park.​
On Tuesday, 9/18/18, Two officers approached a vehicle parked around 11:00 pm which is past the 10:00 pm closing time for the park. After contact with the two​ occupants in the car, officers suspected they were involved in illegal activity and called for backup. The passenger was removed from the ​ vehicle and detained. As the initial officer was removing the driver and trying to handcuff him, he resisted, fled back to his vehicle and attempted to​ drive off while dragging the officer and passenger about 20 yards. He also hit the backup officer and a police vehicle while fleeing. The backup officer fired​
his weapon at the vehicle as it was driving away.​
The suspect, Demetrius Denzel Horton, 28, later turned himself in. He was charged with two counts of attempted murder,​ one count of second-degree assault, one count of third-degree escape and leaving the scene of an accident. ​He is being held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail with bond set at $156,000.​
Both officers and the passenger were treated at DCH and released the next day,  Wednesday, 9/19.
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