TX DPS: Shooting in Bowie Co. police chase was self-inflicted

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NASH, Texas (KTAL/KMSS) – Texas Rangers are investigating a police chase Thursday morning involving Nash police officers in which the suspect reportedly shot himself after his vehicle was disabled by spike strips.

It happened westbound on I-30 near mile marker 204 near Nash.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, officers were finally able to stop the vehicle using a tire deflation device. At that point, the suspect suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Authorities have not released any names or details regarding what prompted the attempted traffic stop in the first place.

TX DPS says the investigation is ongoing and no additional information is being released at this point.


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