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Commerce City suspect escapes after chase; two officers hurt

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — A suspect escaped from Commerce City police late Friday night after resisting arrest, bumping his car into a police vehicle and finally wrecking on Interstate 76.

The incident began about 10:15 p.m., according to the Commerce City Police Department. A Commerce City officer stopped the suspect in the 6600 block of Monaco Street for a traffic violation. During the stop, the officer determined the driver had a misdemeanor warrant for his arrest.

When the officer, along with backup, attempted to pull the driver from his vehicle and arrest him, the suspect resisted and fled the scene. The suspect backed into a patrol car, causing minor damage, and inflicted minor injuries on two officers as he drove away, CCPD said.

Officers pursued the suspect until he crashed in the 8200 block of Interstate 76, where the suspect fled on foot. Officers were unable to find him, and were investigating. The suspect’s vehicle was impounded.

Late Sunday, the suspect was identified as 29-year-old Nicholas Damon of Denver. A warrant was issued for his arrest on multiple felony charges.

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