07/31/2013

Video: Suspect rams squad, flees before being killed

Casey Daniel Smith was stopped the following day for stealing and attacked the off-duty officer on site with a crowbar

By Melanie Torre
KLTV.com

HENDERSON COUNTY, Texas — Police dashcam video shows the chase that led to a burglary and car jacking that resulted in an off-duty officer shooting the suspect.

According to police, 31-year-old Casey Daniel Smith of Kemp, Texas was killed Sunday after attacking a Garland Police Officer with a crow bar. That police officer was working security at the Walmart in Garland.

The incident started Saturday morning when a Eustace police officer was trying to stop Smith. Not only did Smith refuse to stop, but he rammed into the back of  the police car with the stolen vehicle. As the chase continued, Smith made the officer his target. The video shows Smith turning around and trying to hit the police car head-on.

Full Story: Dashcam video: Chase that led to assault and theft ends in shooting

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