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Suspect shot in head

Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Messenger photo by Joe Duty

The suspect firing at officers in a police chase just 30 minutes ago was shot in the head and transported to the hospital via ground ambulance . A state trooper was also on board.

According to the police scanner, the suspect, driving a black Lincoln Navigator, assaulted a deputy in Montague County and fled on U.S. 287 South. Local law enforcement attempted to stop the suspect, and he fired multiple shots at state troopers, Wise County sheriff’s deputies and Decatur police officers while they were in pursuit.

The vehicles wrecked at the intersection of U.S. 380 and Business 380 and gun shots were fired after the wreck. At least one vehicle caught fire. The eastbound lanes of U.S. 380 are closed, and the area has been designated as a crime scene.

More details will be posted as they’re available.