Shots fired during police chase through three counties

SkyEye 13 HD was over the scene after a police pursuit of a suspect ended in the Livingston area

May 21, 2012 5:10:51 PM PDT
A high-speed chase through three counties came to a violent end Monday afternoon in Polk County.

At around 2:30pm Monday, Montgomery County deputy constables say Humble police spotted a driver speeding in the New Caney area. A MCSO deputy constable tried to make a traffic stop, but the suspect fled and authorities gave chase. Deputies say speeds reached 140 miles per hour during the chase.

Law enforcement realized it was a stolen vehicle out of Sugar Land.

DPS says they laid down a spike strip which slowed the suspect's vehicle down, but he kept going and rammed some deputies off the road. The suspect was attempting to ram a Liberty Co. sheriff's vehicle when the captain fired his weapon at the suspect's vehicle, which then stopped.

From SkyEye 13 HD, a large bullet hole could be seen in the driver's side window of the stolen vehicle. The suspect was not hit, but was transported to the hospital as a precaution.

The suspect was taken into custody near Highway 59 at 190, near the Livingston area.

He is facing charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle as well as felony evading arrest.

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