‘He had a 48-page rap sheet’: Suspect dead following officer-involved shooting in Oxford
OXFORD, Ala. (WBRC) - Oxford Police Chief Bill Partridge released the name of the man killed in an officer-involved shooting in Oxford early Monday morning.
During a news conference Monday afternoon, Partridge said Alexander Kade Lanier, 26, of Louisiana, had a 48-page rap sheet. Chief Partridge said he had prior arrests for felony assault, escapes and other charges. Partridge said, “This individual shouldn’t be walking our streets.”
The chief said at 12:11 a.m. an Oxford Police Officer was doing a report before his lunch when the suspect, Lanier, carjacked someone at gunpoint at Waffle House.
Investigators said Lanier shot at officers and then led them on a chase from I-20 to Airport Road. Partridge said Lanier shot at officers while driving on I-20.
The officer-involved shooting happened at Airport Road and Alabama 21. Lanier was killed in the shooting.
Partridge said Lanier was using a weapon that was stolen from Moody Sunday.
No officers were injured in the pursuit. They are receiving counseling.
“We need to stop passing laws that water down our criminal justice system and allow these individuals to walk our streets,” Partridge said during the news conference Monday afternoon. “We have had officers shot this year at a record pace across our country and it is being done by career criminals. We shouldn’t be dealing with this.”
Chief Partridge stressing that those who break the law must be held accountable, or the lives of law enforcement will continue to be placed in danger.
“These men and women should not be out here every day on our streets putting their lives on the line because judges and courts allow these individuals to walk out their door without a bond or putting them in a rehab facility that is not as secure so they can walk off and obtain a weapon and do this type of thing.”
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