Man found dead on Atlanta street was wanted in 75-mile Alabama chase

Dash camera footage obtained by allegedly showed the end of a 75-mile chase on I-20 in Alabama.



Dash camera footage obtained by allegedly showed the end of a 75-mile chase on I-20 in Alabama.

A man found dead on a southwest Atlanta road last week was identified as a suspect in a 75-mile police chase through Alabama, authorities said.

Matthew William Lloyd, 46, was a passenger in a vehicle that led officers on a multicounty chase on I-20 before he jumped out, fired at officers and disappeared Nov. 29 into a wooded area, according to police in Oxford, Alabama.

Five days later, his body was discovered shot multiple times on a stretch of Kimberly Road near Melvin Drive Park. Atlanta police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding that shooting and have released no updates as of Friday.

Oxford police Chief Bill Partridge confirmed that Lloyd was their suspect, reported. Investigators were in the process of taking out warrants against him when they learned he was dead, the chief told the news site Monday.

The driver in the chase, identified by police as 41-year-old Lazarus Glover of McDonough, was taken into custody when it ended in the Oxford area. According to, he is facing multiple charges in several Alabama jurisdictions, including two counts of attempted murder out of Hueytown and a third count of attempted murder out of Birmingham, where a pursuing female officer crashed.

The chase kicked off in Hueytown, a suburb of Birmingham located along I-20. Authorities said Glover and Lloyd tried to break into an auto auction business and shot at officers who responded, reported.

Several police vehicles were struck by the gunfire, but no officers were wounded, according to the news site. Police from multiple counties joined in the pursuit, which reached speeds of 115 mph.

It ended when authorities used a spike strip, and Lloyd allegedly took off running. A massive manhunt ensued, involving SWAT and police dogs.

Update-11:41am Suspect is no longer believed to be in our area. We will release further information as soon as we can....

Posted by Chief Bill Partridge on Sunday, November 29, 2020

No suspects have been publicly identified in Lloyd’s death. Glover has remained jailed in Jefferson County, Alabama, since his arrest.

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