Police arrest carjacking suspect after chase, crash

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DENVER — A carjacking ended with a chase, a crash into a tree and a short foot pursuit, the Denver Police Department said Thursday. Officers were able to arrest the suspect after a large police response during the height of the evening rush hour.

Police spokesman Sonny Jackson said it started as a carjacking in Harvard Gulch at East Iliff Avenue and South Emerson Street and the suspect made his way to Interstate 25.

“He got on the highway, went as far as Colorado Boulevard … came back down Evans and he zigzagged a little bit through town. He subsequently ended up crashing his car,” Jackson said.

The suspect crashed the SUV into a tree near West Alameda Avenue and South Bannock Street.

Police said at 5:45 p.m. the male suspect was arrested near Byers and Alameda.