A suspect has been taken into custody after a police officer was shot in northern Jefferson County late last night. 

WBRC Fox 6 News reports 37-year-old Preston Cheyenne Johnson was arrested after shooting a Kimberly police officer during a pursuit on Interstate 65. A Blue Alert was issued for Johnson before he was taken into custody.

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

The police officer, whose name has not been released, was taken to UAB for treatment of critical injuries.

Read More: Suspect, 3 others in custody after Kimberly police officer shot on I-65 in north Jefferson County via WBRC Fox 6 News