Police chase ends in gunfire in Kaufman

A police chase involving an 18-wheeler ended in gunfire Wednesday morning.

At approximately 11 a.m., Kaufman police received a call from a local Country Corner convenience store about a theft.

The theft suspect was driving a red Mack semi-truck towing a flatbed trailer.

While officers looked for the suspect vehicle, they received another call from a male individual who informed officers that a person driving a red Mack truck was bumping the back of his vehicle and trying to push him into traffic  

The complainant followed the suspect vehicle until law enforcement was able to get to their location.

Officers tried to conduct a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle, but the driver refused to pull over and a slow pursuit ensued.

The vehicle was driving through the intersection of Jefferson and Fair in Kaufman when it swerved and attempted to hit an officer who was trying to block the intersection.

That officer fired at the oncoming semi-truck and struck the driver, ending the pursuit.

The suspect was transported to Baylor Hospital of Dallas with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police also discovered that the suspect vehicle had been stolen from a local business.

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