(Saturday Morning) Our headline has been updated to reflect the confirmation that no weapons were involved in this chase.

A witness has reported a high speed chase and crash around 6:30 p.m. this evening near the Southgate Mall on Brooks. He explained that he was enjoying a quiet date night with his husband at the new The Bridge restaurant when an employee there announced they were going on lock down due to a possible active shooter.

Everyone hit the deck confused. A moment later an employee crab walked in to explain there was an active shooter who had crashed into the side of the building in a car but police were onsite and all doors were locked. We just had to stay down.
Two minutes later, they told us the guy was apprehended but we need to stay put for a while. Highway Patrol had been chasing the guy when all of this happened.
Honestly, the staff here (The Bridge) was AMAZING. They locked down the whole building, got everyone down, and kept us informed. I'm so impressed. In addition, a family was out on the sidewalk when it happened and they got the family inside and safe, too.
We are glad that nobody in the restaurant was hurt, we'll keep you posted as we receive official details on this incident.
The vehicle on it's side is reportedly the one the cops were chasing.
Photo by Greg
Photo by Greg