Raw video of the shootout that ended with Evan Ebel being shot in the head
Last Updated: 59 days ago
This cell phone video captured by Chase Bowman shows the shootout between Evan Ebel and Texas deputies.
The shootout followed a series of dangerous events that began when a Montague County deputy in Bowie, Texas, pulled over a black Cadillac around 11:20 a.m. Thursday. During the stop, Ebel shot at the deputy.
The deputy was hit twice in the chest and suffered one grazing wound to the head. He was saved by a bulletproof vest, said Wise County Sheriff David Walker.
The injured deputy radioed for help, gave a description of the black Cadillac and said that it was traveling southbound, Walker said.
This allowed officers from several departments to locate and pursue the vehicle, Walker said.
Ebel was driving at speeds of 100 mph and shooting out the window at the pursuing officers, said Decatur Police Chief Rex Hoskins.
"I was out on 287, at a crossover, waiting for him to approach. When he came by he was winging his left arm out the window with his pistol, just shooting at every police officer he could see. I didn't think I got hit, but then found out he did hit the front tire on my vehicle," said Hoskins. "He was going so fast I never had the chance to shoot back.”
Hoskins' vehicle and a lieutenant's vehicle were both hit by gunfire.
The chase ended when Ebel ran a red light and was broadsided by a truck hauling rocks in the city of Decatur in Wise County, Texas.
"The suspect wrecked out, jumped out and started another gun battle with deputies and the highway patrol at which time he was shot," Montague County Sheriff Paul Cunningham said.
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