High Speed Chase Shooting

A local police officer shot in a high-speed chase is still recovering today. Chris Ford of Ozark was the officer who was gunned down early Saturday morning during the chase.

Police say it started Friday night when 32-year-old Eric Boykin of Ariton and another man got into a fight. Boykin allegedly shot the man at a gas station and fled the scene.

He led police on a chase after he was spotted around 1:30 Saturday morning and exchanged fire with police. Officer Ford was shot three times and Boykin was shot and killed.

The man who was shot at the gas station is in serious condition. Officer Ford is in guarded but improving condition at Dale Medical Center.