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Tacoma: Police arrest fleeing suspect after pursuit ends in crash

Post by Lewis Kamb / The News Tribune on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:56 am |
October 6, 2012 10:59 am

Police watching a Midland home for a homicide suspect late Friday ended up arresting another man, after he led officers on a car chase into Tacoma that ended with a crash into another car.

The incident began about 10: 23 p.m. Friday, when Tacoma officers were surveilling a house near 106th Street South and A Street South in Midland, Tacoma Police Lt. Jerry Laramie said.

“Our officers were on surveillance of a possible suspect involved in a homicide earlier in the week in the county,” Laramie said.

When the officers observed a vehicle tied to the suspect leaving the home, they followed it.  But when the officers attempted a traffic stop, the suspect car fled, leading police on a car chase into Tacoma,  Laramie said.

The car came to a halt when it crashed into another vehicle in the area of South 43rd and South D Streets, Laramie said.  The suspect driver and a passenger suffered minor injuries in the wreck, as did the driver of the vehicle that was struck, Laramie said.

But the suspect driver — whom police booked into the Pierce County Jail on a felony pursuit charge and for an outstanding warrant out of Idaho — was not the man police were looking for, Laramie said.

“The individual in the homicide was not located inside the vehicle,” Laramie said.

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