Chase of alleged carjackers ends in police-involved shooting

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October 27, 2012 12:15:24 PM PDT
A chase of three carjacking suspects in Newark Saturday ended with one of them being shot by police.

Police observed a black Mercedes Benz at 16th Avenue and South 10th Street that had been carjacked earlier.

Officers pursued the vehicle to the intersection of Elizabeth and Meeker Avenues where the suspect vehicle struck a marked patrol car.

The three suspects fled the car on foot, and poice say one of them had a gun.

The armed suspect was shot once in the buttocks by police and was arrested along with the other two suspects.

The firearm was recovered at the scene and the injured suspect and one of the officers involved in the motor vehicle accident are hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries.

Investigators are probing evidence from the scene and other recent crimes to determine if these suspects were involved in any other crimes in and around Newark.

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