VIDEO: Police looking for burglar who discharged firearm at witnesses

Published on Friday, 5 September 2014 09:12 - Written by

BY Kenneth Dean, kdean@tylerpaper.com

Two men chasing a burglar Thursday morning could not have known the burglar would fire several shots at them.

Tyler Police Officer Doyle Lynch said the incident began Thursday about 6:30 a.m. in the 3200 block of Curtis, near Green Acres Baptist Church.

A 911 call indicated shots had been fired.

“The caller indicated that they had observed two subjects in the neighborhood in a blue Cadillac.The passenger in the Cadillac got out of the vehicle and walked up to a pickup truck,” he said.

Lynch said the witness observed the Cadillac drive away but saw the passenger break out a window on the truck.

Lynch said the witness then approached the man to see what he was doing, but the man ran from the scene.

“Witnesses later lost sight of the suspect but went back to their house, got in a car and began to drive through the neighborhood. As they drove through the neighborhood they located the blue Cadillac. They began to follow the Cadillac. At one point the Cadillac got behind the witnesses. In the area of Dennis Drive and Dinah Lane, the operator of the blue Cadillac fired shots at the witnesses,” he said.

Lynch said no one was hit by the gunfire, and the driver of the Cadillac was able to get away.

Lynch said the burglar who ran on foot was caught by police and was charged with misdemeanor auto burglary.

The driver of the Cadillac remains at large.