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Korean War Memorial

A police chase ended in fire and heavy damage to an Alabama memorial commemorating the missing and dead of the Korean War in Mobile.

 Spanish Fort police said the man fled in a stolen truck after officers tried to question him in Mobile on Sunday.  He eventually crashed through a gate and into a monument at Battleship Memorial Park, causing his car to burst into flames and the display to char.  Authorities said they are still looking for the driver, who escaped by running through the smoke and fog.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man accused of shooting at Birmingham police as he fled a traffic stop has been charged with attempted murder.

Police told news outlets Wednesday that 25-year-old Anthony Jonell Moore also is charged with discharging firearms into an occupied vehicle in the Monday shooting. Police say officers attempted to pull over an apparently speeding vehicle that night, but the driver fled.

They say Moore fired more than a dozen shots at the pursing officers, who returned fire. One officer was treated for minor injuries.

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WAYNESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been charged with evading arrest after leading police on a chase from Alabama to Tennessee.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a news release Monday that Kyle Lee Jones fled a traffic stop by police in St. Florian, Alabama, on July 8, 2018. The state police agency says police pursued Jones through northern Alabama and into south Tennessee.

TBI says a Wayne County officer exited his car and ordered Jones to stop. Agents say Jones swerved toward the officer, who shot and hit the car.