Officials seek man, woman after shots fired at Texas officer


ENNIS, Texas (AP) - Authorities are seeking a man and a woman after someone in a fleeing car shot at a North Texas police officer.

Investigators say the Ennis officer was not injured during Tuesday's incident.

Police in Ennis, 30 miles southeast of Dallas, received a 911 call about gunfire in a neighborhood and a possible drive-by shooting.

Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Lonny Haschel says an Ennis officer tried to pull over a vehicle suspected of being part of the incident. The driver refused to stop, as shots were fired from the fleeing vehicle.

The highway pursuit ended when the two suspects abandoned the car in a field, about 10 miles south of Ennis.

Authorities didn't immediately provide additional information on the original gunfire.

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Authorities have surrounded a field south of Dallas in their search for at least one armed suspect who fired on police before leading them on a high-speed chase.

Ennis police officer Mike Hopson told WFAA-TV in Dallas that one person fired at officers Tuesday morning before a chase began. The suspects later abandoned their vehicle and continued fleeing on foot.

Authorities surrounded the field about 30 miles from Dallas and the Texas Department of Public Safety was using a helicopter to assist with the search.

Ennis City Manager Steve Dixon told KTVT-TV in Dallas the incident began when police responded to a report of a drive-by shooting. He says when responding officers were fired on as they approached the scene.

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