TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - The suspected Starrville church shooter fled the scene using a stolen vehicle and led a convoy of law enforcement officers on another high-speed chase, traveling 3 counties.
The chase finally ended in Marshall, on Bomar Street, just north of Highway 43.
Smith County officers spotted the stolen vehicle on I-20 heading east, and the chase was on, reaching speeds of 120 miles per hour.
Overnight, Gregg County authorities had a ‘bolo’ notification on the same suspect.
“Last night, we were notified by Smith County to ‘bolo’ for a suspect they were looking for, which is ‘be on the lookout’ for. Our deputies did search through the night, unable to locate this individual,” Gregg County sheriff’s Lt. Josh Tubb said.
Roaring along I-20, several agencies joined in the chase, and Gregg County was again alerted, and units scrambled out.
“We we notified that this individual was possibly coming through Gregg County on I-20. Based on the speed this person was traveling, they made it completely through the county before we could get deputies in the area to intercept,” Tubb said.
The suspect exited at Highway 43 just before Marshall.
Going north through a Marshall residential area, then turning onto Bomar Street and running out of options.
It was here that the convoy of law enforcement got a huge assist from Onstar, which shut the vehicle down.
The suspect, 21-year-old Mytrez Deunte Woolen, was cooperative when he placed into custody, according to arresting officers.
Harrison County authorities say that a weapon was recovered along with the stolen vehicle and that the suspect had a gunshot wound to his hand.
“We are praying for everyone who fell victim in Smith County,” Tubb said.
Harrison County Sheriff’s Office investigators say Woolen had already received the gunshot wound when they took him into custody.