A GUNMAN shot a man execution-style in front of his pregnant wife and killed two others in a terrifying spree that left him dead following a high-speed chase with cops.
The spree began on Sunday when Dangelo Dorsey, 29, opened fire at a moving vehicle on Interstate 24 in Tennessee around 9.30 am local time on Sunday, authorities said.
Dorsey killed one person – Darcey Johnson, 28 – and injured another person inside the car, according to David Rausch, the director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI).
When traffic came to a stop because of the shooting, Dorsey got out of his car and tried stealing another car.
Cops said the man, from St Louis, shot the female driver of that car in the hand before going on to shoot a truck driver who was nearby in the face.
At that point, Dorsey went on to carjack a Ford Mustang.
According to authorities, Dorsey ordered the two people inside – Phillip Jordan Stevens, 23, and his high school sweetheart wife, Aileen, who were on their way to church – to drive him to their house.
Once they got to the Stevens home, Dorsey is said to have taken two weapons from the house and swapped vehicles.
While holding the couple hostage, Rausch said Dorsey took their Toyota Rav4 and forced the Stevens to go with him.
Within the next few hours on Sunday, Dorsey killed Jordan Stevens, but cops said on Monday they were “still working to determine specifics.”
He was found on Interstate 24 after “Dorsey shot and killed the male hostage and forced his body from the vehicle.”
Jordan Stevens’ mom, Michelle Stevens, told WTVC that her son begged Dorsey to take him instead of his pregnant wife.
“I want everyone to know Jordan died a hero,” Michelle Stevens told the news outlet.
Multiple agencies “worked tirelessly throughout the afternoon” to capture Dorsey, who still had Aileen, 23, with him by 3.30pm local time.
Cops said around 3.45 – driving at around 100mph – Dorsey flipped the Rav4 and “took his own life.”
Aileen Stevens was said to be “safely recovered.”
The investigation is ongoing, Rausch said, adding that while Dorsey did not have a criminal record in Tennessee, he had an “extensive criminal record in Missouri.”
“I want to extend our deepest sympathies to the innocent lives that have been impacted by today’s set of events,” Rausch added.
He also thanked drivers on the highway for their patience during the investigation, acknowledging that the work by law enforcement “resulted in chaos, delays, and inconvenience.”
According to WTVC, Aileen Stevens is still recovering at the hospital, but both she and her baby – confirmed to be a girl – are expected to be OK.
A GoFundMe for the family that raised nearly $40,000 as of Tuesday afternoon described Jordan Stevens as a “husband, son, brother, and soon-to-be father.”
The couple, per WKRN, were together since high school and are four months pregnant.
“He did what he was supposed to do. He was taking care of his wife and unborn child,” Aileen’s brother, Eliezer Rostran, said.
“Jordan will live for as long as that baby lives and we thank God for that miracle. It was God’s hand over her,” Rostran said.
While the GoFundMe has raised tens of thousands, Rostran said his sister doesn’t want money.
“She says she doesn’t want any money, she doesn’t want any flowers, that she just wants her husband back. And that’s tough. That’s tough because there’s no money that can replace him.”
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