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Gunfire exchanged after Wise County chase

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A high-speed chase ended with a wreck and gunfire in Wise County this morning, with the suspect "legally deceased" and being kept alive only for potential organ donation.

A suspect led local authorities on a chase at speeds as high as 100 miles per hour that ended on U.S. 380 in Decatur.

Before the chase began, the suspect is believed to have fired at a Montague County deputy. Montague County officials shared a description of the suspect's vehicle and he was later spotted in Wise County.

The vehicle the suspect was driving wrecked at an intersection on 380 after 11 a.m. Thursday when it collided with an 18-wheeler.

It's believed the suspect got out of his damaged vehicle and started firing at the officers. Authorities returned fire, striking the suspect. No officers were injured during the exchange.

Wise County Sheriff's officials would not confirm or deny a link between the suspect and the killing of a Colorado prison official. The sheriff did say Colorado will be sending investigators to Wise County to look at a possible connection between the two.

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