Two robberies last night led to a police chase and three suspects being arrested, one who was shot by a homeowner.
After police spotted the car they believed the suspects were in, they started to pursue, and that pursuit ended right back here where you can see police looking at the car.
They crashed into a fence that separates a neighborhood from an industrial park, three suspects jumped out and took off, and were quickly captured.
Police say this all started when three suspects robbed a man mowing his front lawn.
Police say they only got about $12 and a debit card so they believed the suspects would strike again, which they did about 30 to 45 minutes later.
At that point police thought it was almost certain they would strike yet again, so they were able to get some surveillance footage to see what the suspects looked like as well as the car they were driving.
Police say the first suspect was caught in the industrial park trying to jump a fence going back into the neighborhood.
The second suspect was running alongside the third one, when police say they ran into someone’s backyard.
They approached a homeowner, who fired hitting one suspect, but the last one kept running from there. By that time police were in the area - they were able to find and capture the third suspect.
“He might’ve been with the guy that got shot but he continued running across Fulton here, and Stan surrendered to an officer in the street," said Cpl. JT Ward. "I’m thinking that you probably heard a gunshot and decided at that point somebody was getting shot at.”
This all happened pretty quickly, but late into the night police, search dogs, and a helicopter kept looking around the area.
That’s because there were multiple mentions of a woman who was with the suspects. It’s not believed that women played a part in the robberies, but police still wanted to search and be sure.
In terms of what’s going to happen with the homeowner, police say that’s going to be up to a totally different and future investigation.
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