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Armed Fugitive Shoots at Police during High-Speed Chase Ending in a Crash

Police helicopter circling Pansey Rd during stand off

DOTHAN, AL (WDNews)  – A high-speed chase involving Travis Dickson, the suspect from the June 18 Gordon shooting, ended in a dramatic showdown near Pansey, Alabama, on June 23. Police spotted Dickson’s vehicle near Ross Clark Circle and attempted to pull him over, but the suspect sped off, leading law enforcement on a perilous chase.

Reaching speeds of up to 120 mph, Dickson weaved through rural areas on Dothan’s east side. During the pursuit, dispatch reported that Dickson had fired shots at the pursuing officers, escalating the danger of the situation.

The chase continued through Ashford and onto Pansey Road. It concluded when Dickson crashed his vehicle on the train tracks in Pansey. Law enforcement, including Dothan PD, Houston County Sheriff’s Office, and Alabama State Troopers, quickly surrounded the vehicle.

Despite efforts to secure a peaceful surrender, Dickson remained armed and refused to exit the vehicle. Authorities eventually deployed tear gas, forcing him out. In the chaos, it was reported that Dickson shot himself in the chest.

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Police confirmed that no officers had fired their weapons. An ambulance was on the scene promptly, and Dickson was transported to SE Health. His condition remains unknown at this time.