A police chase that went through several towns ended with a fire early Thursday morning. The suspect is now believed to be dead.
Lt. Chris Cook said that it started in Hunt County around 2:30 a.m. A man had kidnapped a woman and her two children, ages 1 and 3, and in a CAMPER.
The woman who may be his girlfriend was able to text 911 to report that she was shot three times and needed help.
Officers later saw the vehicle in Caddo Mills. He saw the woman leap from the CAMPER as it went from 80 to 90 kilometers per hour. She was able to speak with the police and give them information before she was taken to the hospital in an unknown condition.
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The man led the police on a chase on Interstate 30 in a westerly direction through Rockwall, Dallas-Grand Prairie and then Arlington. Police used spike strips to puncture his tyres and eventually he drove on just the rims of the RV.
The CAMPER came to a halt and caught fire between the Field Road and Cooper Street on I-30 in Arlington. It eventually burned to the ground.
The two children were able to get out safely. Lt. Cook said that it looks like the man let them out of the CAMPER. They were not seriously injured, but were placed in the back of an ambulance to a local hospital as a precaution.
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