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3 people arrested following chase from Garland to Mesquite

Garland police were dispatched to reports of a stolen trailer at a self-storage unit.
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Updated at 6:43 p.m. with additional information.

Three people were taken into custody following a chase from Garland to Mesquite, police said. One of the suspects shot at officers, police said. No injuries were reported.

Nathan Xavior Higgins, 26, of Mesquite; Anthony Kerry, 20, of Combine and Haylee Brown, 26, of Duncanville face charges of evading arrest and theft of a vehicle. More charges may be filed, police said. No bond has been set.

Just before noon, Garland police were dispatched to reports of a stolen trailer at a self-storage facility at 3539 Dividend Drive. 

Callers told police that the truck rammed the gate of the storage complex and stole a 30-foot enclosed trailer, police said.

Officers found the truck pulling the trailer and attempted to stop the vehicle. A chase followed. The driver ran a red light at West Walnut Street and North First Street, police said.

The truck also drove off-road in the area of La Prada Drive and Interstate 635 in Mesquite. It stopped in a field near an apartment community in the 1800 block of Oates Drive, police said. 

The three people got out of the truck and ran into the apartment complex, police said. The suspects approached a male inside the complex and robbed him of his car keys at gunpoint, police said. One of the suspects tried to open the locked vehicle by firing the gun through the window, police said.

The suspect couldn't start the car and the three suspects kept running away from the area, police said. Officers caught up to them and arrested two of the suspects.

The third person continued running, police said. That person fired a shot at a Garland police officer, officials said.

The suspect fled into a culvert near the 6400 block of Medina Drive and Los Ros Drive. The suspect barricaded himself for several minutes and eventually came out of the culvert peacefully, police said. 

Officers found a handgun in the culvert and a sawed-off shotgun in the truck, police said.

The truck and trailer were confirmed to be stolen.

Police thanked law enforcement agencies for their help in removing "three very dangerous people" from the streets.

There are multiple investigations ongoing in multiple jurisdictions, police said.

Dallas police, Mesquite police and the Texas Department of Public Safety assisted in the chase.