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Murder suspect escapes in Dallas

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A murder suspect who escaped from custody Tuesday night prompted a manhunt and standoff.

The Dallas Sheriff's Office said 30-year-old Franklin Davis grabbed a deputy's duty weapon and fled during a visit to Parkland Hospital.

Deputies found him a short time later barricaded alone inside a van near the intersection of Harry Hines Boulevard and Reagan Street. A standoff ensued.

Davis surrendered and was taken into custody after 10:30 p.m. He was taken back to the hospital because he was complaining of chest pains.

In September he was charged with the capital murder of 16-year-old Shania Gray. He told police he killed her because she was going to testify against him in a rape trial.

No one was hurt during Tuesday night's incident.

Stay tuned to and FOX 4 News for updates.

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