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Father killed while leading police on high speed chase with his girlfriend and 3 children in the van

By Mason White 10:39 AM March 19, 2017
Roy Evans Jr.
Roy Evans Jr.
By: William Martin

(Scroll down for video) A father put the lives of innocent people, including his own family, at risk when he refused to pull over for police.

Police officers in Strongsville, Ohio, tried to pull over 37-year-old Roy Evans Jr., for a traffic violation. However, instead of stopping, he began driving erratically.

Evans led police on a 14 minute high-speed chase at 2:30 a.m.

Officers placed spikes on the road and they eventually managed to get Evans to stop. He was in his van with his girlfriend of 10 years, Amanda Pauley, and their three young children.

When officers approached the van, they saw Evans bending down.

In the police dash cam video, officers were heard telling the father to show them his hands. When he refused, officers assumed that he was reaching for a gun so they shot him twice.

In the dash cam video, the driver’s children were heard crying, while his girlfriend, who had his blood spattered over her, begged police not to let Evans die.

Pauley said that she begged her boyfriend to pull over for police. She admitted that he was wrong for leading police on a chase, but she said “he should have been jailed and not shot dead.”

After killing Evans, officers searched the vehicle and they did not find a gun. Detectives now believe that he was reaching for a cigarette lighter.