Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Dept. Chief Willie Lovett is holding a news conference Thursday afternoon about a chase and crash involving a police officer and possible shooting that was connection.
Two people are recovering after an alleged police-involved shooting and chase
that ended on Interstate 16.
I-16 westbound was closed from I-516 to Chatham Parkway for hours
overnight due to a wreck involving a police car that ended up off the road far
into the trees. Another police car also ended up in the ditch on the westbound
side of I-16, according to authorities.
It reportedly all started at about 6 p.m. when a suspect stole a
sergeant's patrol car and was stopped at around Burroughs and 42nd streets. Authorities have not yet confirmed this information.
More than a dozen police cars responded the wreck on I-16. One
SCMPD officer was injured and taken away by ambulance. There is still no word
on the condition of that officer.
At about the same time, a
situation occurred at Burroughs and 42nd streets, where police had an area
taped off around a Chevrolet Malibu.
WTOC received reports that two people, including a police officer, were
shot during the incidents. Authorities have not yet confirmed those details.
Officers on the ground and by air
searched the area. Authorities said that activity was connected to the incident
Police are still trying to piece
together exactly what happened.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:46 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:46:56 GMT
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