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Midland Man Killed Following Police Chase

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A Midland man is dead after a three-county chase by police.

36-year-old Earney Lee Maker Jr. led officers on a chase through Midland, Ector, and Andrews Counties Sunday afternoon, following a call to police saying that Maker was suicidal.

As police were on the way to the address, they saw Maker run a red light just before 3 p.m.

The chase ended in Andrews County, when Maker hit a DPS vehicle with his truck and allegedly attempted to strike an Andrews police officer, resulting in officers shooting Maker at 3:42 p.m.

Authorities reportedly found a weapon inside of the truck.

Maker died at nearby Permian Regional Hospital.

The most recent arrest was in September for threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend and her dog, then himself.

Maker was sentenced in November 2011 to six months of probation for third-degree felony terroristic threat.

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