Manhunt was performed after two sheriff’s deputies had been shot in Alabama

Officials say a manhunt is underway in Alabama for a suspect believed to have shot dead two Bibb County Sheriff’s deputies.

The shooting occurred Wednesday afternoon on Highway 25 in the Cahaba River Wildlife Management Area during a pursuit of a stolen vehicle, according to Bibb County District Attorney Michael Jackson.

Authorities identified the suspect as 26-year-old Austin Patrick. Alabama law enforcement said he was considered armed and extremely dangerous.

PHOTO: A manhunt is underway for 26-year-old Austin Patrick Hall, who was deemed armed and extremely dangerous after County Sheriff's Office deputies were shot on Highway 25 in Bibb County, Ala., June 29, 2022.

A manhunt is underway for 26-year-old Austin Patrick Hall, who is considered armed and extremely dangerous after deputies from the County Sheriff’s Office were shot on Highway 25 in the County. Bibb, Ala, June 29, 2022.

Alabama Law Enforcement

Hall has a history of 72 different counts since 2012, including assault, attempting to evade police and resisting arrest, authorities said. According to ALEA, he attempted to strangle a corrections officer in Calhoun County in 2020. Hall was released from the Calhoun County Jail in April.

The eligibility of the delegates has not yet been released at this time.

William Gretsky of ABC News contributed to this report.

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