Frank Ernest Shepherd III police shooting
Frank Ernest Shepherd III Killed in Police-Involved Shooting Following Car Chase (Photo Credit: Video Screengrab)

Frank Ernest Shepherd III was killed in a police-involved shooting in Harris County, TX, following a high speed chase on Wednesday.

Shepherd, a 41-year-old father of four, led police on a high speed chase after fleeing a traffic stop about 10:40 a.m. on Wednesday. The police tried to pull him over for “suspicious behavior,” including “unsafe lane changes,” reports. He pretended that he had a child in the car, according to news reports.

Harris County Deputy Thomas Gilliland said, “He was given commands to show his hands and come out of the vehicle. As officers approached after the initial contact of the wreck, the suspect exited the vehicle and stood up, came back towards the officers, then turned around and reached back inside the vehicle. At this point, the top part of his body was hidden inside the vehicle. Fearing for their lives that the suspect was reaching for a weapon, two officers did discharge their weapon at the vehicle, striking the suspect and killing him,” reports.

Frank Ernest Shepherd III had a baby on the way.