Police Shoot Suspect They Say Pinned Deputy Under Truck in East Texas

Police shot a suspect they said pinned a deputy under a truck after a chase in East Texas overnight. Panola County Sheriff's Office deputies started to pursue the suspect about midnight Monday near Tatum, about 50 miles east of Tyler, The Longview News-Journal reports. The suspect tried to bypass Tatum police near the intersection of State Highways 149 and 43 by veering into the office parking lot of Rusk County Justice of the Peace Bonnie Miller, striking a fence. Authorities tried to get the suspect to get out of the truck, but he instead backed up, pinning a deputy underneath, Craig Sweeney of the Rusk County District Attorney's Office told the Longview paper. To get him to stop from running over the deputy, police fired, striking him several times, Sweeney said. The suspect, who has not been identified, was transported to a hospital.The deputy reportedly sustained a minor knee injury, but wasn't hospitalized.   Continue reading...

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