Police Kill Alleged Gun Thief in Johnson County

Suspect died in shootout after car chase, police say

A suspected gun thief was shot and killed by police on Wednesday following a chase in Johnson County, a sheriff's spokesman said.[[366770501,R]]

The incident began at about 10:40 a.m. when a business in eastern Johnson County reported the theft of a firearm, said Johnson County Sheriff's Department Lt. Tim Jones.

Within minutes, a deputy clocked the suspect's vehicle speeding away at 100 miles per hour and attempted to stop him, Jones said.

The driver would not pull over and led deputies on a chase that ended when the man ran into a house he shared with his father in Alvarado. A standoff then followed, Jones said.

Later, the man walked out and fired at deputies and state troopers, who then returned fire, killing the suspect, identified as Nathan Lee Bailey, 30.

No law enforcement officers were hurt, Jones said.

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