A Chandler policeman was killed and another critically injured after being hit by a suspect in a stolen car following a pursuit that began in Eloy, Arizona, officials said Friday.
“The incident started as a traffic stop on State Route 87 and escalated into a pursuit once the suspect reportedly shot at a Pinal County deputy while fleeing,” Fox 10 reported.
The police chase eventually led to Chandler Airport where the suspect drove through a gate, causing the facility to close down for a short time:
As multiple law enforcement agencies continued to try to take the suspect into custody, the driver ended up getting onto the Loop 202 freeway while driving the wrong way. He eventually crashed near the Val Vista Drive on-ramp. Officials say the suspect then fled on foot and stole a truck from a Ford dealership, hitting two officers and one of the dealership janitors. One of them