Officers shoot man in Baytown after high speed chase on I-10

Officers shoot man in Baytown after high speed chase on I-10

UPDATE 11-23-2016: The man killed has still not been identified, but both Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputies involved have been placed on administrative leave per department policy, according to the most recent statement from JCSO PIO Marcus McLellan. The Harris County District Attorney's Office and the Texas Rangers are conducting the investigation.

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One man is dead after a high speed chase on I-10 through Jefferson and Chambers County, JCSO PIO Marcus McLellan said in a release.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to stop a black Mercedes SUV traveling westbound on I-10 at mile marker 840 for a traffic violation on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 8:49 a.m. The suspect fled from deputies and they pursued.

Deputies chased the suspect into Chambers County where the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety and Baytown Police joined the pursuit. The sheriff’s helicopter was in the area on patrol and was able to maintain communications.

When the pursuit entered into Baytown, Baytown Police officers attempted to spike the vehicle at Garth and I-10 and the suspect attempted to strike the officer, according to the statement.

The suspect wrecked his vehicle at Main and I-10 in Baytown. The suspect then exchanged gun fire with several officers on scene, including Jefferson County Deputies. The suspect was hit and later pronounced dead at the scene.

No law enforcement personal were injured during the incident, according to the statement.

"At this time, we do not know why the suspect fled and the incident is under investigation," McLellan said.