High Speed Chase Leads to Arrest of Park Shooting Suspect

Detectives from the Grants Pass Police Department were conducting follow up investigation in the area of 200 Lewis Ave and observed the suspect from the shooting incident at Riverside Park that occurred in the early morning hours of 03-28-22.

While patrol officers and detectives were responding into the area, the suspect, Albert “AJ” Humphrey, began to drive out of the area. Officers deployed spikes strips and attempted to stop Humphrey.

Humphrey drove over the spike strips, then fled at a high speed in an attempt to elude in the vehicle. Humphrey continued out Lewis Avenue and began driving the wrong way on 6th street, heading toward the Cavemen Bridge. Other officers were responding to the area as the suspect continued north over the bridge, against the flow of traffic. Due to the threat to the public, officers did not pursue Humphrey the wrong way up 6th street.

As Humphrey was crossing the Caveman Bridge, another Grants Pass Officer in a marked patrol vehicle was driving south on 6th on the north side of the bridge. Due to him driving against the flow of traffic at a high speed, the officer attempted to drive into Humphrey’s vehicle in order to prevent him from harming anyone else. The suspect swerved and struck the curb of the bridge and continued driving against traffic. He then collided with a white Toyota RAV4 that was driving south on 6th and had pulled over as the officer was passing by.

Humphrey then fled from the crash on foot through the Riverside Inn parking lot toward 5th Street. Officers established a perimeter as he was being chased on foot. The suspect was eventually located and taken into custody without further incident.

The driver of the other vehicle was treated and released at the scene. The victim vehicle was disabled and had to be towed. Humphrey is being lodged at the Josephine County Jail on multiple charges.

Authorities ask anyone who witnessed this incident or was driving on 6th street when Humphrey was eluding is asked to contact the Grants Pass Police at 541-450-6260 to provide a statement to assist with the investigation. Additional charges may follow after the case is completed.

Courtesy of GPPD