Tuesday, February 15, 2011

More Daddy Drama! Father, son shot during high-speed chase (Kaufman County, Texas)

Daddy Drama Texas Style! Daddy STEPHEN CAPPS couldn't just pull over when the troopers tried to stop him for speeding. Oh no, we had to give way to adolescent fantasy and start a chase! Just like the movies! Troopers ended up firing at the car after Daddy veered to miss spikes, ran into a ditch, and almost hit a trooper at the scene. That's when the car FINALLY came to a stop. And that's when the troopers realized that this sh** had his young son in a car seat, a child who was "grazed" by one of the bullets.

I have yet to see a mommy who pulls this high drama crap, though I suppose there must be one somewhere.


Man, child shot during high-speed chase

Posted on February 15, 2011 at 10:28 AM

KAUFMAN COUNTY, Texas — A two-county pursuit by the Texas Department of Public Safety ended Monday afternoon in rural Kaufman County when troopers opened fire on the fleeing vehicle, injuring a father and his son.

Stephen Capps and his child were airlifted to area hospitals at the end of the chase about two miles north of Terrell on FM 986 near County Road 321.

The pursuit of the white Nissan sedan began around 2:15 p.m. in Hunt County when a trooper attempted to stop a speeding car on Interstate 30 near Greenville.

Capps, 35, reportedly failed to pull over and the pursuit began. The driver led troopers from Greenville, through Hunt County to Commerce, and then back to Greenville.

Spikes were placed in the path of the speeding car, but the driver detoured off the road to avoid them.

The chase finally ended during a second attempt to stop the car on FM 986, a two-lane country road in Kaufman County — but not before there was gunfire.

"He tried to avoid the spikes, he ran into the ditch, came back and almost hit the trooper," said DPS spokesman Cpl. Robert White. "That's when troopers fired rounds into the white Nissan, and that's where it came to a stop."

Bullets struck Capps twice in the abdomen. He was airlifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, where he was listed in critical condition Monday night.

Troopers said they didn't realize that Capps was traveling with a child who was sitting in a booster seat. He was grazed by a bullet and was taken by helicopter ambulance to Children's Medical Center Dallas for treatment of injuries that were not life-threatening.

A Department of Public Safety spokesperson said they found a substance in Capps' possession that appeared to be drugs.