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PHOTOS: 14-year-old leads police on 2 state chase

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EAST RIDGE, HAMILTON COUNTY -

(WRCB) - A suspect, in custody following a police chase that crossed state lines Monday evening has been identified as a 14-year-old male.

The chase began around 8:40 p.m. in Whitfield County, near Tunnel Hill, when police started to chase a robbery suspect. That chase went all the way up I-75 onto I-24.

While on I-75 shots were fired between police and the suspect, though it's not immediately clear how many shots were fired.

"Some rounds, some shots were exchanged. A pursuit ensued in which rounds, shots were being fired into Tennessee," said East Ridge Police spokesman Erik Hopkins.

"At the state line, East Ridge Police deployed spike strips and spiked the vehicle. Just a short time after that, spikes were deployed, GSP initiated a ‘pit' maneuver, near the I-24/I-75 split that was unsuccessful."

The chase then continued up 1-24, until the suspect got off the Germantown Road exit and turned onto Belvoir heading into East Ridge.

At some point the suspect bailed out of his car and was apprehended in a back yard after a short foot chase. A handgun was recovered by officers.

We also know during this chase the suspect intentionally hit a Catoosa County Sheriff's car. That deputy was taken to the hospital to be checked out for non life threatening injuries. 

The commotion caused a bit of a panic for people living in the East Ridge neighborhood where the chase ended. Channel 3 spoke with one woman who saw it all.

"We saw a van go by that was smoking and all of the sudden there were several police cars lining the street and they had a car stopped and they all got out, had their guns drawn," said Amber Clemmer, who lives nearby.

"There were police here from Tunnel Hill, Catoosa County, Chattanooga and East Ridge. It was scary. I made sure my kids were safe and that we had the dogs in and we were ducking from the windows. It definitely gets your adrenaline going and your hairs raised."

East Ridge Police had shut down Belvoir Ave between South Terrace Road and Fountain Ave for several hours, but reopened it to traffic shortly before 11 p.m.

The 14-year-old is listed as a runaway from South Carolina.  He was taken to Children's Hospital for evaluation before being taken to the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Center.  He is charged with Aggravated Assault and Felony Evading.

Stay with www.WRCBtv.com for more on this developing story.

 

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