Suspect dies after police chase ends in gunfire on live TV

HOUSTON — Police fatally shot a suspect after a high-speed chase through Houston on live television Wednesday morning in northeast Harris County, Texas.

akAccording to the Houston Police Department, the chase started when a patrol unit tried to pull over the suspect vehicle.

The 25-year-old suspect refused to stop and a chase ensued that lasted 30 minutes.

After attempts to slow down the suspect vehicle with spike strips failed, the suspect crashed his car into an SUV. He also slammed into a small white vehicle and sent it spinning.

One person was injured after the suspect crashed into their vehicle right before the chase ended.

After the suspect exited the vehicle, there was an exchange of gunfire between him and police when the suspect appeared to reach for something in the car.

The suspect was shot several times by officers and was taken to a local hospital.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the suspect died from his wounds.

A second unidentified person also was taken to the hospital in connection with the incident.

Two schools located near where the chase ended were on lockdown for about 30 minutes before the suspect was subdued.