Teen arrested after high speed police chase; 2 still wanted
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - A 17-year-old is now behind bars after he and two others reportedly led deputies with the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office on a chase in a stolen vehicle while carrying guns.
CPSO officials say a deputy had just started his shift Thursday morning (Sept. 9) when a Hyundai Santa Fe sped past his patrol car on Walker Road. The deputy turned on his lights and sirens and tried to pull the SUV over, but the driver refused to stop, deputies say.
The SUV was determined to be stolen from Greenwood over a month ago.
More deputies joined the chase, which lasted about 25 minutes and reached speeds over 100 mph. Officials say the SUV ran red lights and drove in opposing lanes of traffic. The driver eventually crashed the stolen SUV into a building at the Oxford Court Apartments in the 700 block of Bernice Circle. All three people in the SUV jumped out and ran away, officials say.
CPSO says that one of the males in the vehicle had a relative that lived at Oxford Court Apartments, and that’s why they went into that neighborhood.
The 17-year-old, who was the front seat passenger, was caught at the apartment complex, CPSO says. The other two are still wanted and may be armed.
Deputies say they found two loaded AR-15 rifles and spent pistol casings inside the stolen SUV. There were also bullet holes in the vehicle.
The teen has been booked into the Caddo Juvenile Detention Center on a charge of aggravated flight from an officer. Other charges are pending.
Anyone with info in this case should call CPSO at 318-681-0700, or call Caddo-Shreveport Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373.
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