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Man Shot After Stealing Truck, Leading Cops On Bizarre Chase


A stolen truck led Kaufman County, Texas, police on a strange chase yesterday around 11:30 a.m. before the driver tried to run over an officer, who was forced to shoot.

According to a Kaufman County judge, the incident began when a red Mack truck with a flatbed trailer circled the courthouse at least three times while blowing its air horn. The courthouse was locked down.

The truck, which had been reported stolen, also clipped the back of a bicycle ridden by a (lucky) teen and later tried to push a motorist into traffic at an intersection. The motorist contacted the Sheriff’s Department and then followed the truck until police could catch up to the truck.

The suspect refused to stop and led police on a 20 minute slow pursuit.  Officers used spike strips and blocked off an intersection to try to stop the truck. The truck swerved in an apparent attempt to strike one of the officers, who fired on the driver.

The driver was shot in the arm and cheek, ending the chase.

Police have not yet released the name of suspect or revealed what charges he may face.

One local news source reported that the truck belonged to a Kaufman County attorney.

Dallas Morning News


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