HAYS COUNTY, Texas -- A man who police say kidnapped his ex-girlfriend before leading officers on a high-speed chase in a stolen police car has been identified.
A spokesperson for the Department of Public Safety says on Nov. 29, 22-year-old Jerry Paul Stovall III kidnapped his 19-year-old ex-girlfriend at gunpoint from the Bealls in Bulverde where she worked.
When confronted by a police officer, Stovall started shooting at the officer, then pushed the woman into the cop's squad car and took off.
A high speed pursuit went through the Hill Country, past Canyon Lake, into Hays County and then to San Marcos. Police spiked his tires and said he drove about 10 miles with two tires blown out.
The chase ended at Highway 21 and Highway 2001 in Hays County. Police tried to negotiate with the suspect for about 30 minutes, but he threatened to kill the hostage. Police shot him twice in the head and he died on scene.
Police say Stovall had a history of violent crimes.