LPD continue search for third suspect involved in police chase

LPD continue search for third suspect involved in police chase

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Lubbock police continue searching for a suspect that hit several vehicles trying to escape a traffic stop this week.

Investigators said Casey Canales Jr.,31, is armed and dangerous.

An officer heard a shot fired from a car at 32nd and Avenue L Wednesday. 

Officers tried to stop the car, but Canales rammed into a parked pickup truck repeatedly and also hit three police cruisers. 

The pickup hit an officer and knocked him to the ground, but he was not hurt.

Police Chief Greg Stevens said everything about this situation warrants the use of deadly force, but none of the officers shot at the car or the suspect. Stevens said that's thanks to a culture change at LPD.

"They were in harm's way, yet they were reserved and they realized that we can do this differently," Stevens said. "Not long ago, they might've faced criticism, where now they're high-fiving over the fact that they found a way not to use deadly force, but to reach a comparative result."

Investigators said Canales and his cousin, Dakota Canales abandoned the truck just southeast of Lubbock. 

Police and deputies were able to arrest Dakota Canales and a woman at 36th and University.

Stevens said there's no reason to think Canales has left town.

Investigators believe Canales has a gun and has demonstrated how dangerous he is.

If you see him, do not approach him. Call Crime Line at (806) 741-1000.

If you get a tip that leads to his arrest, there's cash in it for you.

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