Sunday, February 17, 2013

Rockwall, TX: Police: Woman Killed; Ex-Boyfriend Leads Officers On Chase

A shooting in Rockwall killed one woman on Saturday night. Police said they were forced to shoot her ex-boyfriend after a police pursuit that lasted from Rockwall to Greenville, Texas.

According to a Rockwall police department news release, officers responded to a shooting call in the 2000 block of Summer Lee around 7:53 p.m. Saturday.  Police found a male and female victim with multiple gunshot wounds. Both were taken to the hospital, where the female victim died.

Rockwall police identified the suspect as the woman's ex-boyfriend, 47-year-old Anthony Dewayne Lewis. Officers said Lewis fled east on Interstate 30.

Police told NBCDFW, the chase ended about 45 minutes later with another shooting in Greenville on the westbound service road of I-30. Police said the vehicle driven by Lewis stopped after its tires were spiked and it hit a Texas Department of Public Safety vehicle.

"The suspect then exited his vehicle, pointed a handgun at the officers and was shot by officers on the scene," the Rockwall police department release said. "The suspect was transported to Presbyterian Hospital in Greenville, Texas. The suspect was later flown to Parkland Hospital in Dallas for further treatment."

The police officers involved in the chase were not hurt. 

The condition of the male shooting victim in Rockwall has not been released. Rockwall Police Detectives are looking into that shooting.

The Texas Rangers are investigating the shooting of the suspect in Greenville.

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