Suspect in Longview police chase, shooting has died

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - The suspect in Monday night's police chase and shooting in Longview has died.

According to Longview police, 28-year-old Jose SiFuentes died from injuries received after being shot by police during that chase.

Longview police responded to reports of a small, blue four-door vehicle attempting to hit cars and run them off the road at approximately 8:30 P.M. on Monday.

Police attempted to pull over SiFuentes, who fled. Officers set up spikes on Highway 80 near U.S. 259.

SiFuentes was driving eastbound on Highway 80 when his car was spiked. He then turned around, driving westbound directly at officers.

An officer on the scene then shot at the vehicle. The officer was hit by the vehicle and transported to the hospital. He has been released, sustaining non-life threatening and non-incapacitating injuries.

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