“Around 2 p.m. camera surveillance showed a female entering Wal-Mart and loaded a computer into a shopping cart and pushed it to a certain area in the store and later left the store and got into a car occupied by a male,” Mustang Detective Camie McNeil said. “Then the male got out of the vehicle and entered the store while the female drove around the parking lot. Video surveillance shows the male running from the store carrying the computer, where he is met by the female driver.”
McNeil said that Reed was in his car in the parking lot when he noticed the male running from the store. As the suspects fled northbound in the parking lot, Reed used his personal vehicle to block their path, forcing the suspects to back up and leave the store westbound on State Highway 152.
Reed pursued the suspects to the intersection of S.H. 152 and Mustang Road and then southbound on Mustang Road towards 89th Street.
“The police department was not aware of what was going on until we received a call about reckless driving from two vehicles on Mustang Road,” McNeil said. “We had an officer in the area respond and he noticed Reed’s vehicle on the roadway. The officer stopped directly behind Reed’s vehicle until he recognized who he was. Reed got out of his car and walked over to the officer’s car to explain what happened when he collapsed.”
McNeil said the officer called for medical treatment for Reed and he was transported to Canadian Integris Valley Hospital where he died shortly after.
“We are not sure the cause of death at this time,” McNeil said.
As for the suspects, police were able to identify both the male and female suspects by surveillance footage. They were identified and later apprehended.
Reed retired from the Mustang Police Department as a Lieutenant in 2001 after serving for 20 years.
“This has been a sad week for the agency,” McNeil said. “He was not only a good police officer but a friend to all of us.”
Mustang Police Department