DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A high-speed police chase that started out in Garland early Tuesday ended with a deadly crash in Dallas. The crash happened at about 3:45 a.m. in the 12000 block of Shiloh Road, just south of Northwest Highway, in front of a New Fine Arts adult entertainment store.
Police in Garland said that the chase began with a traffic stop near the intersection of Shiloh Road and Marquis Drive. Officers spotted a vehicle with no license plate and pulled over the driver, who did not have a driver’s license. As an officer approached the car for a second time, the driver took off. Authorities are not yet sure why the man decided to flee.
According to Garland officials, the pursuit did not last very long, but at times hit speeds of about 100 mph.
The chase ended when the suspect lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a power pole. The car flipped and the driver was ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities also found a handgun inside of the car that is believed to have been stolen in Dallas. Officers are trying to determine if the car was also stolen.
On Wednesday, police identified the suspect who died as Kendall Deontay Shannon, 22, of Arlington.
Shannon showed to have an active outstanding warrant for Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon out of Dallas County.
The police officer who was involved in the pursuit was not injured.