Suspect shot after crashing into another vehicle while being chased by Texas DPS trooper

It happened Monday afternoon on FM 78 at Loop 1604, east of Bexar County.

CONVERSE, Texas — A man was shot after crashing into another vehicle while being pursued by Department of Public Safety officers on Monday afternoon, officials say.

DPS officials say troopers attempted a traffic stop on a black Dodge Caravan off of I-35 near Sommes Road in Comal County. 

Officials say the suspect driver of the black Dodge Caravan – identified as a 38-year-old man, tried to evade troopers which lead to high speed chase. The black Dodge Caravan then crashed into a white Chevrolet Tahoe off of Loop 1604 near FM 78 in San Antonio. 

A trooper made contact with the suspect driver of the black Dodge Caravan but he was reportedly ignoring commands. The trooper attempted to tase the suspect several times but was unsuccessful. The trooper then shot the suspect in the chest, officials say.  

Officials say life-saving measures were performed on the suspect and he was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

The suspect was later pronounced dead at the hospital. 

Officials say there was a female passenger in the black Dodge Caravan who was transported to a local hospital with unknow injuries. 

There were two occupants of the white Chevrolet Tahoe. The female passenger was transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries and the male driver remained on scene with no injuries. 

Officials say the Texas Rangers are assisting with the investigation.

No other information was provided. 

This is a developing story.


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