Arizona police officer killed In Pursuit of a Stolen Vehicle

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According to Fox news

Law enforcement officials said a suspect driving a stolen car hit two police officers, including Chandler Police officer Christopher Farrar, an 18-year veteran of the force. Farrar was transported to the Chandler Regional Medical Center and later died, Gilbert Police Chief Michael Soelberg told reporters during a news conference. A number of other officers were injured at the scene, one critically, he added.

Soelberg said a pursuit began miles away in Eloy, when a driver was pulled over for speeding at 10:22 p.m. local time. The pursuit shut down nearby Chandler Airport after the suspect rammed through one of the gates.

FOX 10 Phoenix reported that the driver ended up getting back on the freeway, leading police to Gilbert, where the suspect left his car and stole another vehicle from one of the dealerships at the SanTan Motorplex.

ABC15 reported Friday that ambulances and medical helicopters were spotted leaving the auto complex and that several officers were seen at Chandler Regional Medical Center.

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Chandler Police Officer Christopher Farrar,” the department wrote on Twitter. “Officer Farrar was struck and killed by a suspect driving a stolen vehicle earlier this evening. He was a 18-year veteran of the Chandler Police Department.”

While no information about the suspect was released, officials said he was in custody and injured following a shootout with seven officers at the SanTan Motorplex.

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