Police chase ends when suspect hits parked sheriff’s deputy vehicle in River Market

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A police chase in Kansas City, Mo. on Tuesday afternoon ended in a crash in the River Market area.

Police told FOX 4 the chase began as police attempted to pull over a green Lincoln near U.S. Highway 40 that was believed to have been stolen two weeks ago. The suspect then led police on a short chase, which was called off as a police helicopter tracked the vehicle.

“As a sheriff’s deputy was attempting to move into the area to assist, he was struck by the suspect,” said Sgt. Bill Mahoney with the Kansas City Police Department.

The suspect reportedly entered the River Market, where police were looking for an area to lay stop sticks, when the driver ran a stop sign at 3rd Street and crashed into a Jackson County sheriff’s deputy vehicle and two other vehicles parked along Wyandotte Street.

Michael Bleke was having a lunch time meeting and parked on the street. When he came out, he saw that his car was damaged.

Now Bleke is out the cost of his insurance deductible, and will be without his car while it’s being repaired.

“The choices you make, it affects everyone,” Bleke said.

Police said the deputy was taken to the hospital as a precaution with minor injuries. The suspect was also taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

The suspect’s identity has not yet been released, but Kansas City, Mo. police said they anticipate that the driver will face a number of charges.



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