CMPD Officers Involved in Wreck After Chase in East Charlotte

From The Charlotte Observer by April Bethea, December 21, 2012

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have made one arrest but are searching for another suspect after a carjacking and police chase in east Charlotte.

Two police cruisers wrecked while officers were going after the suspects, but no injuries were reported.

The chase happened shortly after police were called to the Charleston Place apartments off Idlewild Road where a woman told police that someone had taken her car. The victim told police a man approached her with a gun before 3 a.m. Friday and demanded the car.

The suspect drove off in the car, though police said he abandoned the vehicle while he was still in the apartment complex and officers were responding to the scene. The complex has just one way to get in and out of the area, police said.

Police said the suspect then got into another car that was at the complex, which took off and led to the police chase. As the chase approached Independence Boulevard and W.T. Harris, two police officers struck one another. The officers were not hurt, though their vehicles were damaged.

Police took one person into custody but were still looking for another suspect in the carjacking. There was no immediate word of charges in the case.

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