Woman jumps from RV, 2 kids released before man shoots self

Friday, 26 May, 2017

The man continued to drive the RV with the children inside as police chased them through several neighboring counties for two hours. She jumped out of the RV during the pursuit. Traffic cameras showed the RV being followed by police vehicles from at least eight agencies on empty highways, until it finally came to a stop on an interstate in Arlington.

The two children were taken to hospital as a precaution.

Arlington police found a man dead in a smoldering RV early Thursday after he shot the mother of his children, freed the two kids and killed himself at the end of a chase across multiple counties.

Family members of the man who died after shooting his girlfriend and leading authorities on a chase in his RV are speaking out.

After police received the text message from the woman in the auto, they located the RV in the town of Caddo Mills.

The woman was transported to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas for treatment for gunshot wounds. Her condition is still unknown.

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Police say about 20 minutes later, a Caddo Mills police officer saw the RV near FM 1903 and IH 30, still in Hunt County.

Continuing down I-30, the RV eventually caught fire and stopped in Arlington near Cooper Street. As police went to move the kids to safety they heard a gunshot from inside the vehicle.

The RV eventually ran over spike strips placed on the interstate in Arlington and sparks flew as the vehicle drove slowly on its rims.

The children were taken to Arlington Memorial Hospital to be checked out. Their conditions were not released.

Hunt County Sheriff's Office and Rockwall police are investigating the shooting of the woman. Arlington police are investigating the death of the driver. Authorities shut down the westbound lanes until 9 a.m.to remove any debris left over from the accident.

Hunt County Sheriff's deputies said they will hold a news conference at 10 a.m.to address the incident.