Shot Fired in Chase Before Crash Along Central Expressway

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    31-year-old Emily Krumrei (inset) died after allegedly coming close to hitting a Richardson police officer who then fired a gunshot at her car Monday morning. (Published Monday, April 8, 2013)

    A woman died following a car crash and shooting after leading Richardson police on chase Monday morning, police say.

    Just before noon Monday, police said an officer tried to stop a female driver at about 8:30 a.m. near Belt Line Road.  When the woman refused to stop, the officer gave chase and was soon joined by a second patrol car.

    Woman Dead After Police Chase in Richardson

    [DFW] Woman Dead After Police Chase in Richardson
    A woman died following a car crash and shooting after leading Richardson police on chase Monday morning, police say. (Published Monday, April 8, 2013)

    A third officer, who was outside of his vehicle and on foot, tried to get the driver to stop. Instead of slowing down, the woman accelerated toward the officer, police said.  The officer, whose name has not been released, fired at least one shot at the woman before being struck by the car, police said.

    Sgt. Kevin Perlich, with the Richardson Police Department, said they believe only one shot was fired, but they have not yet confirmed that information.

    The woman then crashed along the Central Expressway frontage road near Dumont Drive. She was transported to Medical City Dallas where she died, a source told NBC 5.

    The officer was not severely injured and is being treated, police said.

    Frisco police identified the woman as Emily Josephine Krumrei, 31, of Frisco. It is not known if Krumrei was struck by the bullet or if she died from the car crash.

    A search of court documents shows Krumrei had three active warrants out of Smith and Dallas Counties. Two of them were felony drug warrants, one of them was for evading arrest.

    Frisco police say the car did not belong to Krumrei, it was a lease vehicle and police say they are not sure why she was driving it.

    NBC 5's Eric King contributed to this report.