Midland, TX – One suspect is deceased and another in Midland Memorial Hospital after attempting to evade law enforcement officials. The pursuit ended on Highway 191 and County Road 1275 late night on June 29.
The chain of events began when Texas Department of Public Safety troopers were assisting U.S. Marshals in a search for two wanted fugitives in the Permian Basin area. Christopher C. Price, 43, and Brittany S. Teichroeb, 26, both had existing warrants for their arrest with Price being sought for a parole violation. After a Trooper located the suspects in Odessa, the vehicle pursuit ensued.
The chase made its way east down Highway 191. While in the stolen black 2004 Ford Focus, one of the suspects leaned out of the vehicle window with a shotgun and fired at the State Trooper. The vehicle pursuit ended when the occupants of the vehicle lost control of the car, which left the highway and crashed on the north 191 service road near County Road 1275. In an attempt to flee the scene and escape, the suspects exited the Ford Focus on foot. That would result in an officer involved shooting.
Both suspects were wounded, taken into custody, and transported to Midland Memorial Hospital. Teichroeb passed away at the hospital, while Price remains in serious but stable condition. The deceased female suspect had a short criminal history, while the injured male has a much more colorful background with the law. Price has gone to prison eight times and is actually on parole from a 2016 sentence. Since the mid-90’s, he has been charged with multiple counts of DUI, as well as being charged with evading arrest, forgery, and aggravated assault of a public servant.
As a result of the incident, Highway 191 remained closed until early Wednesday morning. DPS and Midland law enforcement officials continued their investigation of the scene north of the roadway. As of this morning, the case remains as an active investigation.
Upon his recovery, Price will likely be transferred to the Midland County jail with bond not being an option. While there has been no official release as of yet, it is anticipated he’ll face charges including: Violation of Parole, Evading Arrest, Reckless Driving, Theft of Property (greater than $2,500), Failure to Identify Fugitive False Information, and Possession of a Controlled Substance (less than one gram).