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.