Houston murder suspect identified as man shot and killed by DPS trooper after chase

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022
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FALFURRIAS, Texas (KTRK) -- A suspect shot and killed by a Texas trooper after a car chase in Falfurrias has been identified as a Houston man.

William Ivan Cedillos was wanted for murder out of Harris County, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Cedillos led DPS troopers on a chase along SH-281 and Terry Street just after 8:20 p.m. on Saturday after fleeing from a traffic stop, officials said.

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The chase ended when law enforcement spiked his tires. DPS said as troopers approached Cedillos' vehicle, he opened fire, striking a trooper.

Law enforcement returned fire, killing the suspect.

The trooper was transported to the hospital in stable condition and was later released to recover at home.

ORIGINAL REPORT: Officers shoot and kill suspect who shot state trooper after chase along Highway 281, DPS says