Man shot, killed on 1604 by DPS Trooper following high-speed chase identified

Trooper tried to use a Taser weapon on the man, but that did not affect him

SAN ANTONIO – A 37-year-old man who was fatally shot by a DPS trooper following a high-speed chase has been identified.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Kenny Mata, a state trooper attempted a traffic stop on a Dodge Caravan at Interstate 35 and Solms Road near New Braunfels, but the driver drove away.

During the chase that reached speeds up to 110 mph, the driver of the Caravan, identified as Luis Miquel Navarro of San Antonio, crashed into a Chevrolet Tahoe on East Loop 1604 and FM 78.

Navarro refused to obey the troopers’ commands after the crash, Mata said.

The trooper used his Taser weapon on Navarro, but that did not affect him, Mata said. The trooper ended up shooting Navarro, Mata said.

Navarro was transported to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Mata said there was a woman inside the vehicle with Navarro who suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

There were two people inside the Tahoe. A man was uninjured, but a woman was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Mata said.

The Texas Rangers are investigating.

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