Staff ReportThe Associated Press
TAHOKA, Texas (AP) - Deputies in West Texas have fatally shot a handcuffed man who allegedly tried to steal a law enforcement SUV.
The Department of Public Safety on Tuesday identified the man as 24-year-old Joshua Omar Garcia of Lamesa.
A Lynn County sheriff's deputy on Monday morning tried to pull over Garcia's car in Tahoka, prompting a chase.
DPS Sgt. Bryan Witt says Garcia's car collided with a patrol vehicle. Garcia hands were cuffed behind him and he was put into the front of a sheriff's SUV.
Witt says deputies were searching Garcia's vehicle when he moved his hands to the front and started to drive away in the SUV.
Deputies opened fire. Garcia died at a Lubbock hospital.
Texas Rangers are helping investigate.
Details on the traffic stop weren't immediately released.