Chase suspect tries to swim to freedom

Houston, TX (KPRC) Houston police have released the identity and mugshot of the man who led officers on a wild chase, then swam across the Brazos River in an attempt to get away.

Charges have been filed against Jose Luis Orta.

Orta, 46, was charged with felon in possession of firearm, evading arrest or detention and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, cocaine.

Orta, who was driving a pickup truck, led police on a chase Monday afternoon from Houston through Brazoria County. He was seen firing shots out the window of the truck during the chase.

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