Last Saturday at approximately 6:30 pm, Troopers responded to call for a welfare check on the driver of a 2016 Cadillac Escalade driven by Reginal Bussle, 36, from Grand Prairie. Earlier in the day, the Grand Prairie Police Department had taken a call regarding a domestic dispute where the suspect had left the scene and was threatening to harm himself. The police department contacted OnStar and located the vehicle in Gregg County near the Harrison County line. Troopers, using OnStar, disable it on I-20.
The suspect refused to exit his vehicle and fired several rounds toward law enforcement. The Longview Police Department’s SWAT team assisted with the standoff and traffic was diverted around that section of interstate. Crisis negotiators attempted to speak with the driver to no avail. Officers heard another shot from inside the vehicle, and the suspect died from a self-inflicted single gunshot wound. Texas Rangers will continue to investigate the case, and no further information is available at this time.