Alabama corrections officer who escaped with inmate has died in hospital, sheriff says

She was hospitalized earlier on Monday with "very serious" self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

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Alabama corrections officer Vicky White has died due to her injuries, Sheriff Dave Wedding of Vanderburgh County told CNN.

She was hospitalized earlier on Monday with “very serious” self-inflicted gunshot wounds after being taken into custody following a chase in Indiana, Wedding previously said.

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Escaped Alabama inmate Casey White and corrections officer Vicky White are in custody following a chase in Indiana, and she is hospitalized after shooting herself, authorities said late Monday afternoon.

The fugitives were taken into custody after a US Marshals task force member drove a vehicle into the Cadillac that Vicky White was driving in Evansville, ending the pair’s week and a half on the run, officials said.

US Marshals told CNN that Vicky White’s injury was a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Her wounds are “very serious,” said Sheriff Dave Wedding of Vanderburgh County, home to Evansville.

She is in “pretty serious shape,” he told reporters.

No law enforcement officers fired any shots, according to Sheriff Rick Singleton of Lauderdale County, Alabama, where the pair fled on April 29.

The pair’s capture brings to a close an 11-day manhunt that gained widespread national attention and saw hundreds of tips flood in from all corners of the country, including one that ultimately lead to the location and arrest of the fugitives.

That tip came Sunday night, Singleton said.

The pair was located at a hotel and a vehicle chase followed, he said.

Wedding said the duo was believed to have been in Evansville since May 3. “It’s hard to believe they’ve been here that many days, but we’re lucky that we stumbled upon them today,” he said.

Singleton said the Whites, who are not related but believed to be in a romantic relationship, will be brought back to Alabama. Casey White, 38, faces previous murder charges. Vicky White, 56, was first charged with permitting or facilitating escape in the first degree and now also faces forgery and identity theft charges.

“He will be in a cell by himself,” Singleton said. “He will stay in handcuffs and shackles while he’s in that cell and if he wants to sue me for violating his civil rights, so be it. He’s not getting out of this jail again. I’ll assure you that.”

Singleton said, “I’ve always expected this outcome. I knew we would catch them. It was just a matter of time.”

Most escapes from a county jail are spontaneous, he said.

“This escape was obviously well planned and calculated,” Singleton said. “A lot of preparation went into this. They had plenty of resources, had cash, had vehicles, had everything they needed to pull this off, and that’s what made this last week and a half so challenging. We were starting from ground zero, and not only that, we started — they got a six-hour head start on us.”