BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A man has died after being shot by a sheriff's deputy during a car chase with officers in the Birmingham area, authorities said.
Isaiah Core III, 21, of Trussville died Wednesday, Shelby County sheriff's officials said in a statement. The deputy opened fire on Core, who was the driver of a stolen vehicle, early Wednesday at the end of the chase, when he left Interstate 20.
The two occupants of the vehicle were ordered to get out, but the driver began backing up instead, officials said.
"There was a deliberate movement of the suspect's vehicle backwards in an attempt to injure officers, and a Shelby County deputy fired at the vehicle, striking the driver," sheriff's officials said.
The deputy initially observed the vehicle while he was patrolling an apartment complex in the area along U.S. Highway 280 where numerous break-ins and burglaries have been reported recently, officials said.
Authorities didn't release any information on the officer. They said the officer who shot the driver is on administrative leave, which is standard procedure in such cases.
The car had been stolen from nearby Jefferson County, and its tags had been switched, sheriff's officials said. A stolen weapon was found inside the vehicle, they said.
The passenger in the stolen car was being questioned by investigators Wednesday. He was not injured and has not been charged pending further investigation. His identity has not been released.