Officer Involved Shooting After Pursuit Suspect Points Gun At Officers

At approximately 3:25am, A pursuit initiated by Grand Prairie PD and later by Kaufman County S.O. entered into Van Zandt County where VZSO deputies, Canton PD, Edgewood PD units responded.

The suspect vehicle was traveling at speeds up to 95mph. Suspect vehicle had their lighting turned off many times during the pursuit.

As vehicle approached State HWY 19 Canton PD deployed spike strips and successfully spiked the tires. The suspect vehicle lost control and came to a stop in a drainage ditch between the Colfax exit ramp and the service road. The suspect refused to exit the the vehicle.

As a VZSO deputy and a Edgewood officer approached the vehicle, the suspect pointed a firearm in the direction of the officers and they fired their weapons and were able to stop the threat.

Officers immediately rendered lifesaving measures and suspect was transported to a local Hospital. The Sheriff responded to the scene along with his CID team and command staff. The Sheriff contacted the Texas Rangers who will be conducting the investigation as is routine for this type of incident.

Further information will be released as available.