Santa Fe officer opens fire on chase suspect

January 8, 2010 5:13:00 AM PST
A man is recovering in the hospital after he was shot by a Santa Fe police officer. Police say they tried to pull over Chad Methvin for speeding, but he didn't stop. Police chased him until he crashed near FM 2004 and I-45. Investigators say officers tried to get Methvin out of the car, but he allegedly ried to run them over, so officers opened fire.

Authorities say Methvin might have started running because he wanted to be killed. All officers involved are on administrative leave pending an investigation.