JOHNSON COUNTY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Two suspects, who were wanted in Dallas for aggravated assault and also suspects in a homicide investigation, are in custody and hospitalized following a chase in Johnson County near Alvarado on Thursday, May 13.
On Friday, May 14, Dallas Police identified the suspects as Adrian and Hector Murillo, 19-year-old twin brothers.
The scene was along the southbound I-35W service road near County Road 604 close to Alvarado shortly after 3:00 p.m.
Alvarado Police were on the scene, too.
Officers with guns drawn were focused on a red Dodge Neon on the side of the service road.
The road was shut down in both directions during the incident.
Chopper 11 was on the scene as a person in the passenger seat came out of the car and was taken into custody.
Another person taken from that red sedan was rushed away in an Alvarado Police SUV and later put on a stretcher and into an ambulance.
Chopper 11 also got a shot of a DPS trooper’s SUV with multiple bullet holes in the windshield.
Johnson County Sheriff Adam King later confirmed to CBS 11, the chase started after the Dallas Fugitive Task Force went to Hill Count searching for a man wanted in a Dallas shooting case.
There, a Hill County constable was shot twice, but Sheriff King said he’s expected to be okay.
Both suspects in the car then led police on a chase northbound on I-35W.
Sheriff King confirmed they lost control and ran off the road when one or both of the suspects got into a shootout with officers.
Both are believed to have suffered gunshot wounds and were taken to area hospitals.
No other officers were hurt.
The Texas Rangers will lead the investigation.
Late Thursday night, the Texas Department of Public Safety explained what happened this way:
Preliminary information indicates the suspects were traveling in a red Dodge Neon and entered the city of Waxahachie. A Waxahachie Police Officer attempted to stop the Dodge. The suspects chose to evade the officer and lead multiple law enforcement agencies, including Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers, on a multi-county chase on I-35E. The suspects fired multiple gunshots at police officers and a Hill County Constable sustained a gunshot wound. The officer was taken to an area trauma center and is being treated for undisclosed injuries.
The suspects continued to fire gunshots at police as they traveled north on Interstate I-35W. The suspects made a U-turn and began traveling southbound on I-35W. When they made the turn, a DPS Trooper used his patrol vehicle to stop the Dodge Neon. The suspects fired additional gunshots at officers who then returned fire using their service weapons. The two suspects sustained undisclosed injuries and were transported by EMS to an area hospital for treatment. No other officers were injured.