Suspect dead after chase and officer-involved shooting in SW Houston

HOUSTON -- The Houston Police Department says two officers killed a wrong way driver who went on a rampage all across southwest Houston.

Officers pursued the man for about 30 minutes before the chase came to an end with a deadly confrontation in the 9000 block of Beechnut near the Beltway.

A viewer sent us video of the suspect driving a gray Toyota Tundra the wrong way on 59. Police say he was intentionally hitting other drivers and when they tried to pull him over, he tried to ram their patrol cars.

Police finally used their patrol cars to box him in a parking lot on Beechnut. He started ramming the cruisers. Two officers fired at his truck. He managed to drive through patrol cars and cross a median before crashing into a sign near a Shell station.

HPD spokesman Victor Senties said, "The officers tell us when they gave him the verbal commands and approached he had a funny look in his eyes, almost like he was in a trance. Not entirely there, just completely ignoring commands and had a sort of wild look in his eyes."

Police approached the truck and realized the driver had been shot. Police say the man was given a tourniquet at the scene and was then taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The suspect was identified as 63-year-old Virgil Lee Reynolds.

The case remains under investigation.