UPDATE: Suspect in chase dies in gun battle

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FOX44 News has learned one of the two teen suspects involved in a high-speed chase Thursday on I-35W has died.

19-year-old Adrian Murillo died from injuries he received in a gun battle with law enforcement officers at the end of the chase. The other suspect was also injured and still in the hospital.

Hill County Precinct Four Constable Kevin Cordell was shot during the chase, which ended in Alvarado.

He was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.

He posted on his Facebook page Friday morning that he was doing well and expected to be released from the hospital as soon as today.

The chase started with Dallas-area officers trying to catch an aggravated assault suspect in Ellis County. Authorities shut down the interstate’s southbound access road, near Highway 67.

Cordell was attempting to prevent the subjects from entering Interstate 35 when one of the suspects opened fire on the constable’s vehicle.

One of the rounds went through the windshield of his patrol car and struck him in the head.

Several law enforcement agencies had been involved in the high-speed pursuit, which entered Hillsboro on Highway 77, continued to Carl’s Corner on FM 2959 and then continued from FM 934 onto Interstate 35 northbound.

FOX44 is told authorities took two people into custody, and both men have gunshot wounds.

The occupants of the car were also listed as suspects in a homicide in the Dallas area.

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