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Concrete Truck Takes Out Fleeing Suspect

A North Texas burglary suspect was hit by a concrete truck during a police chase and died early Friday morning, and the accident was caught on police dash camera. A DeSoto police officer first pulled over the suspect's gray Ford F-150 truck about 5:40 a.m. on Hampton Road near Dalton Drive.

The officer was investigating a report of a nearby resident's air compressor being stolen. DeSoto police say several similar burglaries have been reported in their city. When the officer questioned the driver, he became belligerent and attempted to reach into the center console, police say.

The suspect finally got out of the pickup truck and began to scuffle with the police officer, trying to grab his gun from his holster. The officer deployed his Taser, but the probes became stuck in the vehicle and ended up giving the officer a slight shock.

In the car's dash cam video, you can see the officer

Added: Mar-16-2012 Occurred On: Mar-16-2012
By: jbpnw
Regional News
Tags: police chase, high speed pursuit, concrete truck, collision, crash, cops, police, fatal, dashcam
Location: Desoto, Texas, United States (load item map)
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