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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Dallas police shot and killed a man, who fired a gun at his girlfriend and kidnapped their two kids, according to authorities.

Police say it started around 7:45 a.m., when the suspect rammed his pickup truck into his girlfriend’s car before taking the children to his mother’s home.

When police were called to respond, the suspect led them on a chase, which started near I-35E and Riverfront and ended with a crash in the Pleasant Grove area, near Lake June and St. Augustine, shortly before 11 am.

Steven Douglas, shot and killed by police on August 25, 2014.  Police say Douglas kidnapped his children at gunpoint and threatened officers with a weapon.  This picture is from a previous aggravated robbery arrest.

Steven Douglas, shot and killed by police on August 25, 2014. Police say Douglas kidnapped his children at gunpoint and threatened officers with a weapon. This picture is from a previous aggravated robbery arrest.

The suspect was behind the wheel of a green pickup truck, which appears to have hit the side of a white minivan.  He was shot as he fled his truck on foot, running toward a nearby business.

Police are gathering witness reports on the ground and processing the scene. Officials say more information will be released when it is confirmed.

Police have identified the suspect as Steven Douglas.

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