Police: Hit-and-run suspect ditches stolen, unmarked Denver police car, remains on the run

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DENVER — A suspect allegedly got into a car chase with police after stealing an unmarked Denver Police car during a hit and run investigation, according to Denver Police.

The suspect of the hit and run fled the scene on foot, then circled around and got into an officers  unmarked Gold Chrysler 3000 and fled the area.

The police car that was stolen was confirmed having police equipment and a shotgun inside.  The suspect was initially reported as armed.

Authorities later reported the unmarked vehicle, as well as the shotgun, were recovered in the 4600 block of West 6th Avenue, around 6:30 p.m.

This suspect caused multiple crashes during a chase in the southwest Denver area, according to the reports.

The initial hit-and-run that was investigated by police was reported near South Clay Street and West Dakota Avenue.  The initial suspect vehicle that was driven during the hit and run by the suspect was a stolen, black Honda with license plate 923 -ZPI.

That Honda crashed into a gold Pontiac, which both can be seen the photo gallery below.

Another crash that was caused by the Police chase was at South Irving Street and West Arkansas Avenue.

The identity of the suspect was unknown but was reported as a Hispanic man with a while shirt.

A witness, Jaime Garcia, living in the neighborhood near the police chase, took the picture below of a man, who Police believed to be the suspect in this case.

Authorities reported that a women involved in the initial hit-and-run was taken to the hospital. The extent of her injuries were not released.

Denver Police called off the car chase to insure the safety of the public.  The suspect remained at large as of 6:30 p.m. on Friday night.

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