Suspect in custody following high-speed chase in which he allegedly shot at deputies
CADDO PARISH, La. (KSLA) - Caddo dispatch responded to a report of someone trespassing on private property around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14.
A deputy responded to the incident in the 7300 block of Julie Frances Drive. The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office says Christopher Sam Basco, 36, of Haughton, was on his motorcycle and pointed a gun at the deputy when he attempted to make contact. Basco then took off on the motorcycle and a chase began.
He headed westbound on I-20 heading towards Texas, reaching speeds of about 110-120 mph, while reportedly shooting at pursuing officers. Just before crossing the border into Texas, Basco struck a Greenwood police officer’s windshield. The officer was not hit, but did sustain minor injuries from broken glass.
He eventually made a U-turn under the bridge and headed back east on I-20, before pulling over on the shoulder and giving up at around mile marker 600, near the Gregg County line on I-20.
Basco was taken into custody by Harrison County Sheriff’s deputies and booked into the Harrison County Jail. He is being charged with evading arrest detention with a vehicle.
No information on bond is available at this time. Basco will likely be arraigned late Thursday afternoon or early Friday morning, officials with the sheriff’s office say. He will be extradited back to Caddo Parish to face charges.
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