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Police: Fugitive rammed into law enforcement vehicle, shot at federal agents before he was killed by officers

2 months 3 days 6 hours ago Friday, September 30 2022 Sep 30, 2022 September 30, 2022 5:13 AM September 30, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ

BAKER - A fugitive was shot to death by officers after he deliberately crashed into a law enforcement vehicle and shot at federal agents in a neighborhood near the Baker city limits early Thursday morning.

In a statement Thursday evening, State Police said the U.S. Marshals Task Force was tracking down 51-year-old David Jones, who was wanted on several felony warrants. Around 7 a.m., authorities found Jones driving on Wisdom Drive, which runs through a neighborhood off Old Baker-Zachary Road.

While trying to flee from officers, troopers said Jones intentionally crashed his SUV into a Task Force member's vehicle. He then got out and started shooting a gun toward officers before running through the neighborhood to get away.

Officers eventually stopped Jones in front of a residence in the neighborhood. Jones reportedly pulled his gun on them again, and they shot at him.

Jones was struck multiple times and died at the scene. No one else was injured, according to State Police.

Photos showed a car with several bullet holes at the scene, and a witness said she heard at least 10 gunshots during the shootout. She added that the neighborhood where the shooting happened is "quiet" and "peaceful," and that nothing like this had ever happened before.

Arrest documents obtained by WBRZ read that Jones was wanted on counts of home invasion and aggravated battery after he broke into a woman's apartment and hit her on the back of the head with his gun. Jones was reportedly on parole until 2054 for previous instances of first-degree robbery and four counts of armed robbery. 

State Police confirmed the shooting is still under investigation.

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