According to Bureau of Justice statistics, police chases kill an average of 355 people per year. These chases also kill about 3 police officers per year, but about a third of those killed are innocent bystanders. To put this into perspective, police chases kill more people each year than tornadoes, lightning strikes, and hurricanes, according to reports. The same report indicates that a great majority of the chases are initiated for non-violent crimes. Only about 9% of chases are preceded by a violent crime.
11 Alive reports on a police chase that ended with a fatality.
The chase began when the Dunwoody Police were called to the Arrive Apartments at about 5:20 a.m. on Monday. When officers arrived, they found a victim with gunshots to the chest. Attempts to resuscitate the victim failed.
The Dunwoody police went to Ellenwood along with the Dekalb County police to apprehend a suspect in the murder. The suspect then fled from the police. Law enforcement officers pursued him into Clayton County. The chase ended when the suspect crashed near Bouldercrest, the 42-year-old man died.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, the suspect drove into oncoming traffic and was involved in a head-on collision with a dump truck. Clayton County firefighters had to cut the deceased suspect from the vehicle.
The driver of the dump truck is fine.
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