CPSO: High speed chase ends in gunfire, suspect arrested
Truck involved in high speed chase that ended on Highway 1.
A Texas man is being treated for his injuries after leading authorities from three agencies on a high speed chase that ended in gunfire in North Caddo Parish Monday morning.
"Just up to no good," said Sheriff Steve Prator.
DeSoto Parish deputies say it all started around 1 a.m. when deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle that may have been connected to an armed robbery in Shreveport at a well site on Highway 510 just east of Mansfield. When deputies approached the Dodge pickup, the driver sped off.
"And Shreveport and Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office began to chase along with the Desoto Parish Sheriff's Office," said Prator.
The driver led DeSoto Parish deputies on a high speed chase to Red River Parish and then into Caddo Parish where deputies from both agencies, along with Shreveport police, tried to stop the truck on Highway 1 South.
Deputies and officers used spike strips to flatten the tires on the truck, but the driver continued to speed down Youree Drive driving on the tire rims into oncoming traffic.
The chase continued through Downtown Shreveport and onto Highway 1 North where the driver jumped out of the truck in the 5600 block of Highway 1. The driver, identified as 46-year-old Terry Smith, ran from the truck. A K-9 officer caught Smith causing him to fall in the grass.
"It went over a hundred miles an hour at times, spike strips were put out at two different places in South Caddo, one in North Caddo," said Prator.
Officials say when Smith rolled over and sat up, he was armed with a loaded handgun and pointed it at deputies and officers.
Two deputies, one from DeSoto Parish and one from Caddo Parish, fired at Smith hitting him in the foot and leg. Smith was taken to University Health with non-life threatening injuries.
It has not been determined who fired the shots that hit Smith.