By: Steve Dellar | 09-05-2017 | News
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Texas Truck Chase Ends In Shooting, Four Arrests

An incident of road aggression early Tuesday night ended with a fatal shooting, in which a deputy sheriff was involved and four people were arrested.

At around 3am in the morning, around Cypress Station, a trooper of the Texas Department of Public Safety first saw a Ford F-150 with a dozen people inside in an act of road rage. The trooper called for backup and quite soon after, a deputy of the Harris County Sheriff's Office and a U.S. Marshal who were both in the area to help local residents deal with the aftermath of hurricane Harvey, joined in to help.

However, as soon as they arrived, the driver of the Ford F-150 took off. Police forces chased him, which lasted for several miles.

The truck was finally halted near an InTown Suites in the Rolling Creek area.

Police officers, assuming that the chase was over, exited their vehicle and ordered the driver of the truck to come out. However, the latter rammed the police cars and accelerated as he drove away from the scene again.

He drove for about a mile and then stopped at an apartment complex again. Once more, police had him cornered and this time a sheriff’s deputy started shooting at the truck.

Seeing no other way out, the truck driver accelerated towards the apartments and drover right inside, assuming this was his only way out.

Both the deputies and the Marshals followed the truck inside the apartment complex in a hunt for the driver and it’s passengers.

Four of the truck passengers were later arrested. Police have also confirmed that a fifth occupant, an unknown woman, was found dead inside the Ford.

Security forces stated that there had been reports of a sixth man who might have escaped, but this remains to be confirmed.

Deputy Thomas Gilliland with the Harris County Sheriff's Office said that police would release further details today.


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