ARLINGTON (KXAN) — A man believed to have shot a woman in Hunt County early Thursday morning put his children in danger by leading police on a four county chase with them inside the recreational vehicle he tried to escape in, police said.
According to KXAS, the incident began around 3 a.m. Multiple agencies pursued the man through Rockwall and Dallas counties.
Police said they believed the man to be armed. The woman, who police said may have been in a relationship with the man, reported to 911 that he had shot her three times and she jumped from the RV while going between 80 and 90 miles per hour. She is in the hospital with unknown injuries.
Garland police used spike strips on the RV, damaging tires and slowing the man’s escape to about 20 miles per hour on the way to Grand Prairie.
The chase ended on Interstate 30 in Arlington and police said the man let the two children out of the vehicle after it stopped. As police grabbed them, they heard a single gunshot. The children were safely escorted to an ambulance and were taken to the hospital.
After the children were taken to safety, the RV began to burn in the middle of the interstate from a fire that started due to sparking tire rims after the spike strips.
Police confirmed the died after they heard the gunshot. They had no contact with him and remained in the RV as it burned.
Authorities said the children are not injured and will be reunited with family members.