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TPD: Man leads police on chase, crashes into house in east Tulsa

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Posted at 5:25 PM, Aug 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 19:37:43-04

TULSA, Okla. — A man is in police custody after he led police on a chase and then eventually crashed into a house in east Tulsa, according to the Tulsa Police Department.

On Friday, Tulsa police said officers received a call around 4:45 p.m. of a black male in his 30s who was possibly selling drugs in a neighborhood at 24th and Memorial.

Once officers arrived, the suspect took off on foot, according to police. After a short foot pursuit, the suspect got into his car and drove off. Police said he hit one of the officers who was on foot and the officer fired one round at the suspect's car.

The car sped into a neighborhood at 27th and Memorial, lost control and ran into a house, according to police. The suspect came out of the car on his own and he was arrested.

The suspect was hit in the arm and leg by the same bullet, police said. He was treated at the scene and taken to the hospital.

Police said the officer suffered some road rash but is okay.

Authorities told 2 Works for You the house the suspect crashed into is currently vacant.

Police have not yet released the suspect's identity.

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