The Birmingham News is reporting that a Trussville, Alabama, police officer was arrested for aiding his brother, who is suspected of fatally shooting a Pelham police officer during a late night traffic stop on I-65. The suspect and brother were arrested together by the Hoover Police Department.
The Birmingham News reports that the suspect was observed by a homeowner attempting to break into a vehicle, and was then picked up a short time later by a man in a pickup truck.
The homeowner gave a description of the truck to local police who stopped it and arrested the two a short time later. Both men were being booked into the Shelby County Jail.
The name of the Pelham officer who was fatally shot is being withheld pending notification of all family members.