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Mesquite Police Involved in Chase, Shooting



    (Published Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013)

    Mesquite police confirm that their officers were involved in a chase and shooting Saturday morning.

    Police said Saturday afternoon that officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance on the 2800 block of Eastbrook Drive, but that when officers arrived they learned the subject they were looking for had left the scene in a Dodge Charger.

    A short time later officers spotted the man in the Charger and attempted to make a traffic stop, but the man refused to pull over, police said.

    On U.S. 80, the man led police on a chase that reached speeds of up to 90 mph. The man eventually stopped in front of the Camelot Village Apartments and ran into the community on foot. Officers following the man did the same, police said. While in the community, police said the man then ran up to a rented moving truck and forced a man inside to get out.  He then drove the truck toward an officer, who began shooting at the vehicle.

    The man driving the truck was struck, but managed to drive to a nearby 7-Eleven at Samuel and Buckner where he ultimately surrendered to police.

    The man was transported to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, where he is listed in stable condition, police said.

    At this time police have not revealed the man's identity.

    No officers or citizens were injured during the pursuit or shooting, Mesquite police said.

    NBC 5's Mark Schnyder contributed to this report.