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High-speed chase ends with crash in south Charlotte

CMPD officers said they were chasing a robbery suspect who crashed into a tree near an apartment complex in Ballantyne.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One person was taken to the hospital after a high-speed police chase ended with a crash in south Charlotte early Tuesday, police said. 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police were called to a reported armed robbery around 5 a.m. on Clems Branch Drive. The victim, who was armed during the encounter, said the vehicle drove up behind him and a suspect wearing a mask jumped out and pointed a gun at him. The man told police he fired his gun and the suspect ran from the scene and the vehicle sped away. 

When officers were en route to the area, they spotted a vehicle matching the victim's description. CMPD attempted to stop the suspect, who refused to pull over and a chase started on John J. Delaney Drive near The Ballantyne hotel. 

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According to CMPD, the pursuit ended about five minutes later on Bevington Place when the suspect crashed into a tree near the Touchstone Apartments complex. CMPD says the suspect suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital by Medic. No other vehicles were involved in the crash. 

CMPD said the vehicle the suspect was driving was reported stolen on January 29. The suspect has not been identified, but CMPD said they are a convicted felon. 

A second suspect was shot while trying to steal another car on Myers Mill Lane. Police said a Good Samaritan shot that suspect while he was wrestling his victim's husband in their driveway. 

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