Driver shoots fugitive who tried to carjack him at Killeen intersection

A suspect who eluded authorities and attempted to carjack at driver at gunpoint was shot...
A suspect who eluded authorities and attempted to carjack at driver at gunpoint was shot multiple times by the driver at the intersection of Rosewood and Central Texas Expressway access road.(Michael Cantu for KWTX)
Published: Jan. 18, 2022 at 12:13 PM CST
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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) - A Central Texas driver on Tuesday shot an armed fugitive who attempted to carjack the driver after leading authorities on a high-speed chase through Killeen and neighboring communities.

Killeen Police Chief Charles Kimble told KWTX police officers attempted to serve an arrest warrant at the suspect’s house Tuesday morning. The man is wanted in connection to a string of robberies in the area and has an active warrant out of Dallas for aggravated robbery, Kimble said.

The suspect entered a vehicle and fled the scene, leading authorities on a chase into Harker Heights, Nolanville and back into Killeen.

Police said the fugitive wrecked the Nissan he was driving and then proceeded to the intersection of Rosewood and the Central Texas Expressway access road, where he allegedly attempted to carjack a driver at gunpoint.

The driver was also armed and shot the suspect several times in self defense, police said.

Kimble said the suspect - described only as a 31-year-old man - suffered gunshot wounds and was airlifted to a hospital in Temple, Texas.

No further information is available at this time.

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