Man, 36, Killed in Shootout With Police After Chase

Police said officers fatally shot a 36-year-old man during a shootout after a chase ended in Dallas early Tuesday morning.

Forney police said they responded to a suspicious person call in the 750 block of Pinson Road just after 4 a.m. and found a man matching the call's description. When the man — later identified as Gary Wayne Jones — saw police, he drove away.

Officers followed Jones, who police said was disregarding stop signs and stop lights, west on U.S. 80 at a high rate of speed.

Shortly after, Mesquite police and Dallas County Sheriff’s deputies joined the pursuit. Police said the agencies chased the vehicle into Dallas.

At some point during the chase, two females exited the vehicle. Police said they took them into custody. [[365742811,C]]

Police said Jones continued to flee police until stopping in the 1100 block of Riverwood Road in Dallas. Witnesses said he then exited the vehicle and began shooting at officers, striking a Forney Police Department squad car.

Forney and Mesquite police officers returned fire at Jones, striking and killing him, according to police.

No other injuries were reported.

Forney police asked anyone with information about this incident to contact their Criminal Investigations Department at 972-564-7629 or Kaufman County Crime Stoppers at 877-847-7522.

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