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A man was shot to death in front of his pregnant wife during a deadly shooting spree in Tennessee over the weekend.
Dangelo Dorsey, 29, of St. Louis, Missouri, kicked off his alleged spree on Sunday morning when he opened fire inside a vehicle traveling on Interstate 24 near Beechgrove, according to a press release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
“Dorsey shot and killed one person, and shot and injured another in that vehicle,” the press release states. The deceased victim has been identified as Darcey Johnson, 28.
Immediately following that shooting, traffic in the area came to a halt. Dorsey then allegedly tried to carjack several cars: In one instance, a driver fled on foot; in another, Dorsey allegedly shot through a windshield and struck a woman in her hand.
He also shot a truck driver in the face, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
Dorsey then allegedly got into an undetermined vehicle and rear-ended a Ford Mustang. The couple inside, Phillip Jordan Stevens and Aileen Stevens, stopped because they thought they were in a standard fender-bender. However, Dorsey then allegedly took them hostage at gunpoint and ordered them to bring him to their home in Morrison.
Dorsey allegedly took two additional firearms from their home and at some point “executed the male hostage in view of his wife,” investigators stated. Aileen is pregnant, the Tennessean reports.
Pastor Jarvis Johnson of Campaign Church of God claimed on the congregation's Facebook that Phillip was “executed and dumped on the side of the road.”
Dorsey then forced Aileen into into a blue Toyota Rav4 located at their home, according to the TBI. He allegedly returned to the interstate, which led to a brief high-speed chase with authorities, with speeds around 100 miles per hour. The pursuit ended when the Rav4 flipped, and “at that point, Dorsey took his own life,” the press release stated.
Aileen, who is a teacher at Hickory Creek Elementary, survived the crash. It is unclear if she is injured.
Johnson claimed that Aileen “is safe but the family is broken and needing prayers.”
Anyone with any information about the violent incidents on Sunday is urged to call 1-800-TBI-FIND.
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