By LawOfficer. Chandler, Arizona – A police officer is dead after a suspect driving a stolen car hit two police officers. Chandler Police officer Christopher Farrar, an 18-year veteran of the department, was transported to the Chandler Regional Medical Center and later died. Gilbert Police Chief Michael Soelberg told reporters that several officers were injured at the scene.
According to Fox News, a vehicle pursuit began 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.
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