Police ID high-speed chase murder supect

An update on a murder and car chase that ended near Robinson after the suspect shot himself.

ROBINSON - The murder suspect that led police on a high-speed chase last Friday has been identified.

Kyle McCurrin, 28, of Wichita Falls had been connected to the shooting of 59-year-old Dennis Pavlas of West who was shot Friday July 28.

Pavlas had went to check on a suspicious vehicle on his mother’s property when he was shot in the chest by the suspect. He was transported to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Hospital in Waco where was pronounced dead at 10:03 p.m. Friday.

McCurrin was later spotted at a Pilot gas station in Robinson after officers were called to the location about a suspicious vehicle.

His vehicle matched the description linked to Pavlas’s shooting and officers attempted to stop the vehicle. However, McCurrin fled at a high rate of speed.

During the chase, McCurrin fired shots with a handgun at Robinson and Hewitt officers. Three Robinson police vehicles were struck by gun fire. However, none of the officers were injured.

Officials said McCurrin shot himself during the chase causing his vehicle to leave the roadway and roll over several times early Saturday morning near the 1100 block of Lake Shore Drive.

Emergency personnel attempted to render aid, but the found him with a gunshot wound to the head.

Robinson police are awaiting an official autopsy at this time.

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