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Area Law Enforcement in Search of Man Who Allegedly Shot at Officers



ABILENE, TX – The Early Police Department posted the following on its Facebook page Sunday afternoon:. On Saturday at approximately 7:00 pm officers received a call of a reckless driver in the 1100 block of Early Blvd. The vehicle had been swerving from lane to lane at high speeds and almost striking other vehicles. Officer Tasha Tobias located the vehicle and attempted to stop the vehicle however the vehicle fled continuing to drive fast and recklessly. Brownwood PD officers attempted to block intersections while the pursuit traveled west through Brownwood. The vehicle traveled into the county and began turning onto county roads and traveling at a high rate of speed. Brown County Sheriff’s deputies and DPS and game wardens assisted in attempting to stop the vehicle. The vehicle drove through a fence on county road 196 and soon crashed into a creek. The driver fled on foot into the pastures at which time he called 911 and told dispatch to tell the officers to quit chasing him or he was going to shoot them or commit suicide by cop.