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Officers shoot, kill man after chase

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A 25-year-old man was shot to death by a Garland police officer after leading police from two different cities on two chases.

The suspect was identified as Michael Vincent Allen of Wylie.

Shortly before 1 a.m., a Garland officer spotted a white GMC pickup truck that Sachse police had been chasing earlier in the week.

The pickup got away from Sachse police, and when the Garland officer saw the truck near 1st Street and Avenue B, he tried to pull the driver over and his female passenger over.

Instead the truck took off, leading a pursuit that topped speeds of 100 mph. Dallas County Sheriff's deputies and a DPS helicopter helped track the driver.

After about 30 minutes, Allen headed into Mesquite and ended up in a neighborhood off Lawson and Cartwright Roads.

Officers cornered him in a cul-de-sac in the 3000 block of Monarch Ct., and Allen made a u-turn.

Police say the suspect then rammed a Garland squad car, and that's when an officer opened fired on the truck.

Allen died after the officer fired multiple rounds into the truck. The 20-year-old woman in the truck was not hurt and taken into custody. It's not yet clear why they were fleeing from police.

No officers were injured.

A Garland spokesman says the officer who shot the suspect is an 7-year veteran of the department and is now on administrative leave while an investigation is underway.

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