Police name Beaumont rapper as man killed following chase into Baytown

The Beaumont man who was killed after leading police on a high speed chase from Jefferson County to Baytown on Tuesday was a local rapper who had been in trouble with the law before.

BEAUMONT - A Beaumont man was shot and killed by police Tuesday after he led them on a high speed chase from Jefferson County to Baytown on Tuesday.

Ivory C. Pantallion III,,36, of Beaumont, was shot and killed by DPS Troopers and Jefferson County deputies when he brandished a weapon at them after wrecking out in Baytown according to the Texas DPS.

Pantallion was driving a 1998 Mercedes SUV and fled when Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to pull him over for a traffic violation on west bound Interstate Ten at mile marker 840, west of the Goodyear plant just before 9 a.m.

A Chambers County Deputy reported seeing Pantallion display a weapon as he entered Chambers County according to the Texas DPS.

Jefferson County deputies were joined by Chambers County deputies, Texas DPS troopers and Baytown Police officers as the chase moved through Chambers County and into Baytown according to the release.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office helicopter was also involved and helped maintain communication during the chase the release said.

Pantallion attempted to strike a Baytown Police officer as Baytown Police attempted to stop the SUV with a spike strip when it entered Baytown at Main Street the release said.

Troopers used a "PIT manuever" to stop his car and Pantallion then wrecked the SUV on the interstate near Main Street in Baytown.

Pantallion then brandished a weapon at Jefferson County deputies and DPS Troopers before being shot and killed by officers.

No officers were injured in the shooting or chase and Pantallion was pronounced dead at the scene according to the release.

Police are unsure Pantallion fled and are continuing to investigate the release said.

(© 2016 KBMT)


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