Woman Being Held at Gun Point Leads Police on High-Speed Chase; Both Suspect and Victim Shot Dead

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A high-speed police chase through multiple cities and two different counties ended in a crash and a subsequent officer-involved shooting.

Hill County Sheriff’s Officers and DPS were in pursuit of a light-colored vehicle Sunday evening just before 8 p.m. The chase continued to Tarrant County and into Fort Worth.

According to reports, an armed male suspect, otherwise known as the passenger, held a female driver at gunpoint. With a gun pointed at her throat, the hostage reached speeds that exceeded 100 m.p.h.

Law enforcement attempted to set up spike strips at multiple locations to prevent the vehicle from further endangering innocent drivers. Despite their attempts to put an end to the chase, the driver continued to speed down I35W during rush-hour traffic.

The chase came to an end when the suspect fired a single shot at the woman, causing the vehicle to crash along I35W and Spur 820. With airbags deployed, the vehicle was at a complete stop. Fort Worth Police Officers blocked all northbound lanes of the interstate and had their guns drawn toward the wrecked car.

After a short standoff, two officers opened fire at the vehicle, striking the passenger.

Due to the lack of accessibility to the scene, emergency personnel was not able to reach the location in a rapid manner. With the female hostage suffering a critical gunshot wound, officers made the decision to transport her themselves.

The victim was rushed to JPS Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Authorities are investigating the incident and have not released any identifications, however, police footage is expected to be released in the days to come.




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    “We emphasize timeliness and affordability,” he said. “We know all the costs, so there are no surprises. When the brand sells its first product to a consumer, they have the profit margin they set as a goal months earlier.”

    Gould is proud of his “Evolution of Distribution” platform.

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    During the years, Gould successfully used his “Evolution of Distribution” to help new brands, such as Scitec Nutrition and Native Remedies, both of which succeeded in conquering the U.S. market..

    “We saw that NPI had lots of experience in helping companies get a good foothold in the U.S. Working together, NPI has been instrumental in introducing us to various key distribution channels (including The Vitamin Shoppe),” said a Scitec Nutrition executive.

    Native Remedies also benefited from NPI’s “Evolution of Distribution.”

    “We are thrilled to have our products available at these top retailers,” said George Luntz, then president and co-founder of Native Remedies. “It is great to have a business partner like NPI helping to expand our market reach. We expect this to be a banner year for us.”

    Gould said he is proud that these companies succeeded with NPI’s help.

    “This is what NPI does,” Gould said. “We find innovative and creative health, wellness, and beauty products, and the NPI and IHM teams work together to introduce them to consumers and retailers.”

    For more information, call 561-544-0719 or visit nutricompany.com.

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