Police: SUV rolls during chase, occupants run

Posted at 7:42 PM, May 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-16 22:46:34-04

A motorist who refused to yield for a traffic stop in the Fairmount Park area led officers on a brief chase Monday before getting into a crash and making a failed attempt to escape on foot along with a group of passengers.

The pursuit began shortly after 12:30 p.m. on westbound Federal Boulevard, near Home Avenue, according to police.

The motorist fled for a short distance before losing control and getting into an accident, Officer Joshua Hodge said. The six occupants of the damaged SUV then jumped out and ran off.

Officers soon had all the suspects in custody. Medics took them to a hospital for evaluation.

 A gun was found in the wrecked vehicle, according to police, another in the weeds across the street.

Police initially began the chase after a citizen reported seeing someone inside the SUV with a handgun.