SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana say a burglary suspect who was being chased by his victim ended up wrecking his car and killing a female passenger.
News outlets report that Shreveport police received a call Sunday morning from a man who saw someone breaking into his car in a casino parking lot.
The vehicle owner told police he saw the suspect stealing items and loading them into a truck. The suspect drove off and the vehicle owner followed him.
Police say the suspect then lost control of his vehicle, which crashed and caught fire. The suspect, 21-year-old Christian Smith of Shreveport, was injured and a female passenger was killed. Her name has not been released.
Smith faces aggravated burglary charges. Additional charges are pending.