- Associated Press - Monday, October 12, 2015

ODESSA, Texas (AP) - Sheriff’s deputies in Odessa have shot and wounded a man at the end of a police chase after authorities say he ran at them armed with a knife.

Ector Sheriff’s Sgt. Gary Duesler says the chase began Sunday morning as police responding to a disturbance call were told the man involved had left in a pickup truck. Officers spotted the truck and the chase began as the driver refused to stop.

When he eventually did, Duesler says the man got out, had a knife in his hand “and began charging at deputies.” When he ignored their orders to drop the weapon, three officers fired at him.

The man was taken to a hospital. His name hasn’t been released and his condition isn’t immediately known.

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Information from: Odessa American, https://www.oaoa.com


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