Manhunt in Ennis after shots fired at police

Photo credit: Ennis Police Department

ENNIS — According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, at approximately 7:30 a.m. Ennis Police received a 911 call reporting gunshots in a neighborhood. Witnesses provided a vehicle description to responding officers.

An Ennis Police Officer was able to locate a vehicle matching the description. The officer activated emergency lights in an effort to stop the vehicle for further investigation. The driver of the vehicle in question elected to evade the officer and failed to stop. As the suspect vehicle led police south of Ennis, shots were fired from the suspect vehicle toward the Ennis Police Officer. No injuries were reported.

The vehicle traveled south on Ensign Road where it was abandoned and the two occupants fled on foot.

Ennis Police Department, Ellis County Sheriff's Office, Navarro County Sheriff's Office and Texas Department of Transportation responded to the scene. Law enforcement officers began searching a rural area near Ensign Road and Chambers Creek for a Hispanic male and female.

The manhunt ended later this afternoon when both were arrested in Navarro County on FM 1126 near NW 0150.