Girl, 6, Dies In High-Speed Chase In Minnesota After Police Locate Murder Suspect


Jul. 18 2022, Published 12:44 p.m. ET

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A murder suspect fleeing police in Minnesota slammed into a car carrying a mother and her four children, killing a 6-year-old girl, authorities said, Radar has learned.

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According to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, around 4:20 p.m. on July 15, officers in Brooklyn Center received a tip and located the 28-year-old suspect in a car and unsuccessfully attempted to stop the vehicle by using a tire-deflating device.

Police requested a helicopter to assist with the high-speed chase so officers could pull back to a safer distance, the sheriff noted.

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Before the aircraft could be scrambled, however, officers in pursuit of the suspect reached speeds as high as 70 m.p.h., including in a 30-m.p.h. zone.

The suspect then hit a car with five passengers inside, killing the little girl.

A 15-year-old female passenger in the victims' car remains hospitalized after the crash, while the mother and her two other children were treated and released.

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The suspect, who had an active murder warrant, is currently hospitalized.

The sheriff’s office did not release the names of the young victim or suspect.



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