Officer involved shooting

New information about a shocking shooting with a chase that ended right in front of the FOX10 studios Tuesday night.

Mobile County Sheriff's Officials said a deputy shot a man twice at a gas station after he tried to run them over.

FOX10 News has learned that the suspect in the case was wanted on a probation violation in Mobile issued last week, and a warrant was out for his arrest.

They identify the suspect as Michael Orlando McGregor, and said he remains in the hospital, but is not believed to have life-threatening injuries.

Sheriff's officials said the shooting happened at the Raceway on McVay Drive and Government Boulevard, and the chase ended on Satchel Paige Drive in front of FOX10 Studios

Authorities said this was the second faceoff with police that the suspect had in just one day.

Police cars with flashing lights converged after sundown right in front of FOX10 studios.

Authorities put up crime scene tape across Satchel Paige Drive as sirens rang out in the background.

Mobile County Sheriff's Officials said it all started when their narcotics team was working with Saraland Police at the gas station attempting to do an undercover drug deal with a man who wanted to buy crack.

Captain Paul Burch with the Mobile County Sheriff's Office said, "During that operation, he attempted to run over several law enforcement officers. He rammed one of the vehicles initially, attempting to run them over, so one of the deputies fired several shots, striking the suspect."

Authorities later identified the suspect as Michael Orlando McGregor.

Paramedics treated him in a waiting ambulance.

Burch said, "He was talking when he left. He has at least two gunshot wounds."

Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste was also on the scene with the Sheriff's Officials.

Chief Battiste said, "The only reason the Mobile Police Department was engaged is because it happened in our municipal jurisdiction, so we work collaboratively with them to conduct a thorough investigation."

Sheriff's officials said this wasn't McGregor's first run-in with authorities on Tuesday.

They said he led Saraland Police on a chase into Mobile.

Authorities said he crashed into another car on Cottage Hill Road and drove away.

The driver wasn't hurt but her car was spun around.

Burch said, "Anytime an idiot gets behind a wheel of a motor vehicle and drives in that manner, it puts a lot of people's lives in danger."

FOX10 News has learned McGregor has a long arrest record in Mobile County and an arrest record in Baldwin County as well.

The arrests include robbery, burglary, and parole violation charges.

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