Officers attempted to disable the stolen vehicle but were unsuccessful. The pursuit eventually came to an end when the car’s tire blew out. The suspect’s car was then encircled by officers, at which point the suspect had nowhere to run and turned to violence. Shots were fired and Brownlee was hit. Tragically, the officer didn’t survive his injuries. He left behind his second wife and two stepchildren as well as two biological sons, Tanner and Chase, from his first marriage.