Shots Fired at Greenwood Police; Caddo & Harrison County Deputies Involved in Chase
UPDATE: Christopher Basco has been named as the suspect arrested in the high-speed chase earlier today. Basco is accused of shooting at place and leading several agencies on a high speed chase through Northwest Louisiana and East Texas.
According to an update provided by the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office, a Deputy responded to a trespasser call from a business on Julie Frances Drive in Caddo Parish. When the deputy made contact, Basco allegedly pulled a gun and sped off.
Speeds reportedly exceeded 110-120 mph during parts of the pursuit. Basco reportedly fired shots at officers and deputies who were in pursuit, striking the windshield of Greenwood police cruiser at least once.
Eventually, Basco gave himself up just east of Longview, Texas. He's facing numerous charges including evading arrest detention with vehicle. Basco will be extradited back to Caddo Parish to face charges.
According to a news released from the Harrison County Sheriff's Office, a suspect has been arrested in East Texas following a high speed chase that started in Greenwood Louisiana.
The report states that a person of a motorcycle fired shots at a Greenwood Police Officer just before noon this afternoon. Luckily for the officer, they were not struck. However, several bullets hit their cruiser.
Following the shooting, the driver took off on I-20 and led Harrison County Deputies, Caddo Parish Deputies, Louisiana State Police and Texas DPS on a chase. The pursuit continued into Harrison County in East Texas before the driver was finally apprehended near mile marker 599 - just across from the Gregg County Line on Interstate 20.
At this time, no injuries are being reported and the suspect is behind bars. No further details have been giving about what led to the initial contact with police, the identity of the suspect or what charges they face.
Lt. Jay Webb says that there are charges pending and more details will be released when they become available.