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Police chase ends in bystander's death

March 31, 2012 at 2:03 AM

PHILADELPHIA, March 31 (UPI) -- A police pursuit in Philadelphia ended Friday night in a crash that killed an innocent man, investigators said.

A suspect tried to escape on foot after hitting two other vehicles, WCAU-TV, Philadelphia, reported. He was quickly arrested.

Police said the chase began after a man allegedly pulled a gun on officers in the Hunting Park neighborhood and then drove away. Police cars and a helicopter followed him south on Broad Street, the north-south artery that cuts through the heart of the city.

A man in one of the vehicles the suspect struck was killed. A woman and small child who were with him were injured in the crash, police said.

The toddler was reported in stable condition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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