Dallas Police located a stolen vehicle in the 1200 block of South Buckner Boulevard today at around 10:45 am, sparking a chase that ended tragically on Elam Street.
According to preliminary investigations, officers attempted to stop the suspect driver, identified as 40-year-old John Carter, in a business parking lot. As officers approached on foot, Carter reversed, ramming into a marked patrol vehicle, and then fled the scene. The pursuit headed southbound on Buckner, towards Lake June to Elam.
During the chase, Carter struck an uninvolved City Marshal’s vehicle before crashing into a civilian vehicle in the 10900 block of Elam in Balch Springs. The impact caused Carter to be ejected from the vehicle, leading to his immediate demise.
The civilian driver and the officers involved in the pursuit emerged unharmed from the incident.