Lufkin Police Arrest Shooting Suspect After Brief Foot Pursuit
Tuesday afternoon Lufkin Police arrested shooting suspect De’Undra Price in Lufkin Land off Paul Avenue.
Around noon today, LPD responded to a suspicious vehicle call on Wood Avenue. The caller said they saw three vehicles slowly drive down the street. Price was believed to be in one of the vehicles. The behavior concerned the caller because on Sunday shots were reported in the area. Officers responded on Sunday and recovered shell casings from a ditch and yard.
Today, officers quickly responded to the area and were directed to Holland Street where Price was believed to be sitting inside a white car. Officers approached the vehicle as Price opened a passenger door. He then led them on a 17-minute foot pursuit which ended in the wood line of a gated property off of Paul Avenue.
Price had a federal warrant and two Lufkin Police warrants in connection to separate shooting incidents – one on June 14 in the 1000 block of Ellis Street and the other on June 26 in the 600 block of West Grove Avenue. In the June 26 incident, he and three others allegedly fired shots at a home where two adults and four young children were standing in the yard. No one was injured.
In the past several months, Price is reported to have posted multiple social media videos threatening gun violence if he encountered law enforcement.
“We’re thankful that Price is in custody and no one got hurt,” Police Chief David Thomas said. “We want to thank the community for providing us with information that led to his arrest.”
The Sunday incident remains under investigation and Price has been identified as a suspect.
After questioning, Price will be taken to the Angelina County Jail.
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