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Motorcyclist fires shot at officers during pursuit in Harrison County

The motorcyclists fire shots at a Harrison County Sheriff's Deputy, striking the officer's vehicle. The officer was not harmed.
Credit: Caddo Parish

HARRISON COUNTY, Texas — One officer was fired upon during a vehicle pursuit in Harrison County on I-20 Eastbound between Longview and Marshall, the Harrison County Sheriff has confirmed.

At 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, Harrison County Sheriff Deputies, Caddo Parish, Texas DPS, and Louisiana State Police were in pursuit of a motorcyclist, Christopher Basco, 36, who fled a Greenwood police officer. 

The chase originated in Caddo Parish, Lousiana when the Caddo Parish received a call that Basco was trespassing around 11:30 a.m. at a business in the 7300 block of Julie Frances Drive in West Caddo Parish. Basco then pointed a gun at the police officers before escaping on a motorcycle, leading to a chase with speeds up to 110 to 120 mph.

Basco started firing shots at officers just before they crossed the border into Texas striking a Greenwood Police Officer’s windshield.

Basco eventually made a U-turn under the bridge and headed back east on I-20 before pulling over on the shoulder and giving up at around mile marker 600, just east of Longview, Texas where he was arrested by Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputies.

Basco was booked into Harrison County Jail and charged with evading arrest detention with vehicle. Caddo Parish Sheriff's detectives are investigating the incident. Basco will be extradited back to Caddo Parish to face charges.

This is a developing story. CBS19 will update as we continue to get more information.