Texas police fire shots at car thief


By Scott Goldstein
The Dallas Morning News

DALLAS — Mesquite police chased a car theft suspect into Dallas and fired shots into the pickup he was driving as he plowed into an officer’s cruiser on a dead-end street near downtown Dallas late Monday, police said.

David Lee Patterson, 38, was not shot and suffered only minor injuries, Mesquite police Lt. Steve Callarman said. No officers were hurt.

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