San Angelo Police Release Info on Chadbourne and Oakes Car Chase
San Angelo Police Public Information Officer Tracy Gonzalez released the following concerning the car chase and alleged shootings yesterday:
Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department have continued their investigation into yesterday’s incident at 5th and Chadbourne Street.
At this point in the investigation, investigators have spoken with multiple witnesses who were at or near the public transit facility located at 5th and Chadbourne. No witnesses have reported seeing any gunfire take place at the location. In addition, police have reviewed video surveillance footage from several commercial properties, and in reviewing the footage, no evidence can be seen that a shooting ever took place in the immediate area or the path preceding where the black Hyundai Sonata came to rest after colliding with a fixed object in the roadway.
As indicated in the previous release, police located spent shell casings on the ground near the vehicle. At this point in the investigation, there is no indication that those shell casings were related to this incident, and it appears the casings could have been on the ground for some time. After carefully processing the Hyundai for evidence and assessing the damage to the vehicle, police have determined that there is no evidence or visible damage that supports the vehicle sustained any bullet impact. The damage located on the vehicle appears to be consistent with impact sustained during a crash with another vehicle and fixed objects. Police have also learned that the Hyundai had body and window damage from prior incidents unrelated to this. Upon processing the Durango and assessing the damage, police have determined the damage was caused by impact with another vehicle. No evidence of bullet impact was located on the Durango.
As indicated in the previous release, this incident was initially dispatched after receiving several calls for service about a reckless driver and a traffic crash. A records check into yesterday’s calls for service has shown that no calls came in by 911 or the non-emergency line to report “Shots Fired”. Investigators have processed the area of the initial crash incident at the 1100 block of N. Oakes as well as the area of travel to 5th and Chadbourne. Police have not located any evidence of a shooting nor have any witnesses or victims come forward to report injury or property damage from potential stray bullets.
At this time, police believe that the drivers of the Hyundai and Durango were involved in an unknown dispute before the vehicle collision. At this time, the nature of the dispute is unknown and the driver of the Durango has not been positively identified or located.
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