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Breaking News Texas Mass Shooting 5 dead Suspect Arrested after Massive Manhunt High Speed Car Chase

A Texas man suspected of shooting to death five people, including his mother and his aunt, in four locations, was in custody on Tuesday after a manhunt and high-speed car chase through the Texas community of Terrell, law enforcement authorities said. Charles Everett Brownlow, Jr., 36, was found hiding in a wooded area about 1:30 a.m. local time, according to A.D. Sansom, a spokesman for the Terrell Police Department. Police said they had no motive for the deadly crime spree, which left bodies scattered in three homes and a convenience store. "We are still in the process of putting this massive investigation together and still taking care to make sure surviving family members are notified appropriately," Sansom said. Brownlow's arrest capped a series of grisly discoveries in four locations in Terrell, a town of 16,000 people, located about 30 miles east of Dallas. Police said they first found the body of a woman who had been shot in the head at one home at about 5 p.m. Monday. A short time later, firefighters spotted flames coming from a home where Brownlow lived a few blocks away. Inside that burning home, police found a second woman dead of gunshot wounds. Brownlow and a white Ford Focus were missing from the residence, and police began a search for him. About 10 p.m. Monday, police received a call of a shooting at third location involving a male fitting Brownlow's description, where shots were fired but no one was injured. Police were then dispatched to another home where a man and a woman were found dead and a three-year-old boy was found alive in his bed. The male suspect in that shooting matched the description of Brownlow and was driving a white Ford Focus, police said. Police spotted the vehicle parked outside a convenience store, and a man matching Brownlow's description was seen inside the store. As the officer called in the suspect's location, the man fled in the Ford Focus. He led police on a high-speed chase through nearby neighborhoods until the suspect wrecked his car and fled into the woods. A state police helicopter using an infrared heat-detecting device helped locate Brownlow in a creek bed after he abandoned his vehicle and tried to escape on foot, said Lonny Haschel, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety. As police were chasing the suspect, investigators found a fifth victim, a man, dead inside the convenience store. Police did not give a motive for the shootings and did not release the names of the victims. Terrell is located in Kaufman County, where District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia Woodward McLelland were killed earlier this year, as was Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse. A former local justice of the peace, Eric L. Williams, and his wife Kim, have been charged with murder in those killings.

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