Police arrested a driver who led them on a chase after officers said he and other suspects broke into Shoemaker High School in Killeen.
Killeen Police responded to the school, which is located at 3302 Clear Creek Road, at 3:31 a.m. Friday for a report of a burglary in progress.
Possibly three suspects managed to run away before officers could catch them, police said. The fourth suspect hopped into a vehicle and sped away, according to officers, who eventually ended the pursuit using spike strips.
The driver: Giovanni Lane, 29, was arrested near the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Malibu Lane. Officers found a handgun and suspected stolen property -- which included computer equipment -- from Killeen ISD and Temple ISD inside the vehicle, according to KPD Commander Alex Gearhart.
Temple Police confirmed there was also a burglary at Bonham Middle School Friday morning. It was not officially reported to authorities until 7 a.m., but police believe it happened well before then.
"The Killeen Police Department Burglary Unit continues to investigate this burglary, working closely with Killeen ISD Police and Temple Police," Gearhart said. "Additional information will be released as it becomes available."
Detectives asked anyone with information about the burglary to call the Killeen Police Department's Burglary Unit at 254-501-8830. Tipsters can also contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-8477 or submit a tip online by clicking here. All information is anonymous. If your tip leads to an arrest, you could be paid a cash reward of up to $1,000.
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