The man who authorities said led police on a high-speed chase that ended in a deadly, fiery crash was sentenced to 37 years in prison.
Investigators said the crash happened last October.
It started when Jennifer Rene Jenkins, 35, stole a comforter and pillows from a Sears store in the 6900 block of Garth Road back in October and got into a pickup truck driven by Shannon Joe Chauncey, 43. Police said when they spotted the couple shoplifting at the nearby Academy Store, they tried to make an arrest.
Authorities said Chauncey backed up his pickup truck, hit the police car and took off down Garth Road, hitting a car traveling on Garth and Rollingbrook.
The 17-year-old driver of the car, Shay Hollinghead, is now in a wheelchair. The passenger, 16-year-old Shawn Williams, was killed. Both teens were from Baytown.
Dash-cam video showed Chancey's truck weaving in and out of cars as it sped down the street. Officers in pursuit said they slowed down to not endanger the public. The crash was not caught on video by the dash-cam.
Williams was getting a ride home from work with his friend when the crashed happened and was less than five minutes from his home.
Chauncey was found guilty of murder on Monday. A jury sentenced him to 37 years in prison Tuesday morning.
Jenkins faces multiple charges.