UNA Officer Shoots Woman During Traffic Stop

Jul 11, 2017

Authorities say a University of North Alabama police officer is currently on administrative leave after shooting a woman during a traffic stop.


The confrontation occurred at around 3 a.m. Sunday in Florence, Ala., according to the TimesDaily of Florence.


The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency released a statement saying the driver in the traffic stop allegedly tried to run over the campus officer, forcing the officer to fire multiple shots striking the vehicle. The driver then fled the scene. Photos show a red car crashed into a utility pole.


A spokeswoman from Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital says the driver, Jessie Lashae Dye, was shot but was in fair condition as of yesterday.


State police are investigating the incident.