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Texas Killing Spree: Charles Everett Brownlow Jr. Arrested For Arson, 5 Slayings (VIDEO)

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A 36-year-old man is accused of going on a killing spree in Texas on Monday night, CBSDFW reported.

Police in Terrell, a town 30 miles east of Dallas, said a shooting rampage over several hours left at least five people dead.

"We're all in a state of shock," said Terrell Police Chief Jody Lay. "This is going to have a big impact on us."

The shootings began around 5 p.m. Monday when police started finding bodies. The first victim was discovered in a home with a bullet wound to the head. Officers were investigating that death when they received word of an arson and a second body nearby.

A friend of the suspect was shot at in a third location, but was not injured.

Around 10:30 p.m., police found two more victims shot to death inside a home. Authorities also discovered a 3-year-old child at the location, uninjured in bed.

According to WFAA, a convenience store clerk is said to be among the victims as well.

Three of the victims were women and two were men. None of their identities have been released.

Early Tuesday morning, police arrested Charles Everett Brownlow Jr., after an hours-long manhunt and a high-speed chase, The Dallas Morning News reported. Brownlow was spotted by a helicopter, then crashed his car and fled into a wooded area where he was later apprehended.

At this time, a motive for the slayings is unknown.

"We've had a tough year here in Kaufman County, and this makes it a little bit tougher." Chief Lay said. "But we're gonna get through it. We're resilient. We're gonna rise above it and we're gonna get through it."

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