Alabaster man shot by trooper

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 21, 2004

A fatal Friday night shooting south of Alabaster on U.S. Highway 31 involving a State Trooper and a Saginaw resident, who was pronounced dead at the scene, is being investigated.

According to information provided by Alabama Department of Public Safety Police Communications Officer

Brenda Darby, the incident occurred at 11:45 p.m. on Dec. 17.

According to the information, an Alabama state trooper on routine patrol stopped after seeing a black Ford pickup truck stopped on a set of railroad tracks south of Alabaster on U.S. Highway 31.

The trooper tried to arrest the driver of the vehicle, &uot;and an altercation occurred, during which shots were fired,&uot; she said.

The driver of the truck, Christopher Lindley, 29, of Alabaster, was declared dead at the scene.

Investigating the incident for the Alabama Department of Public Safety are the Alabama Bureau of Investigation and the department’s Standards and Integrity Unit