According to ABC News on Tuesday, five people have been killed in a string of slayings across a small Dallas-area city and a male suspect was arrested early Tuesday after a police chase, police said.
Police in Terrell, a city 30 miles east of Dallas, arrested Charles Brownlow early Tuesday morning after an hours-long search. He is accused of killing five people — including burning one to death — in a killing spree on Monday night, the local CBS affiliate reports. Police said one victim was shot dead at a gas station and another was burned to death in a house that apparently was set on fire.
Brownlow, who according to public records has had numerous brushes with the law, has yet to have a lawyer comment on his behalf.
Terrell Police Chief Jody Lay updated the media early Tuesday morning.
"We’re all in a state of shock, you have a tendency to think, 'How can that happen here?'" said Lay. "This is a country community, a rural community, people are real close and this is going to have a really big impact on us."
Kaufman County has dealt with multiple incidents of high-profile violence this year, including the slayings of their district attorney and top prosecutor.
"We’ve had a tough year here in Kaufman County and this makes it a little bit tougher, but we’re going to get through it," Lay said. "We’re resilient we’re going to rise above it, we’re going to get through it."
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