5 Killed In Texas City Slayings, Suspect Arrested

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Five people have been killed in a string of slayings across a small Dallas-area city and a male suspect was arrested early Tuesday after a police chase, police said.

The suspect, a 36-year-old resident of Terrell, was captured after stealing and wrecking a car then running into some woods, police Chief Jody Lay said.

Lay did not specify any charges against the suspect or speculate on a motive in the killings in Terrell, a city of about 16,000 people located some 30 miles east of Dallas. Lay did not name the three women and two men who were slain and did not provide details of their relationships to the suspect.

“We’re all in a state of shock,” Lay said. “You have a tendency to think, ‘How can that happen here?’ This is a country community, a rural community, people are real close. This is going to be, it’s going to have a really big impact on us.”

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