Shooter Had Kids Inside Car During High-Speed Chase: Police

Police tell NBC10 the man shot a teenager, then took off on a high-speed chase with a 1 and 4-year-old inside his car

By Lauren DiSanto
|  Thursday, Dec 13, 2012  |  Updated 4:04 PM EDT
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Shooter Had Kids Inside Car During High-Speed Chase: Police

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A man is in custody, after Upper Darby Police say he shot a teenage boy, then led officers on a high-speed chase with two small children inside his car.

The shooting happened Thursday afternoon on the 200 block of Coverly Road in Upper Darby. Police say the victim is a 19-year-old boy, who is in serious condition as of Thursday afternoon.

A witness gave police a description of the shooter's car and Lansdowne Police spotted the vehicle a short time later and began the chase. 

Officers say the suspect lost control of his car and crashed into a building at Baltimore and Rigby Avenue in Lansdowne.

He then grabbed the two kids, ages 1 and 4, who were inside the car and took off running, according to Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.

Police chased him down and arrested him.

"The sad thing is the shooter takes off in a high speed chase with two small children. I mean, not only is he an idiot because he shoots a guy, but to have two small children in the vehicle," said Chitwood.

Police are investigating the motive for the shooting.

 


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