FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A police chase ended in a crash towards the intersection of Fairfield Avenue and Main Street in downtown Fort Wayne Monday night.
Just before 9:45 p.m., Fort Wayne police attempted to pull over a vehicle during a traffic stop near Fry Street and West Main Street. Four people were inside the fleeing vehicle. A gun was tossed out of the vehicle during the pursuit, which was later retrieved by police.
The suspect vehicle was driving southbound on Fairfield Avenue when the driver ran a red light and collided into another vehicle driving westbound on Main Street. An adult female and a 4-year old child were inside.
The 4-year old child was in a booster seat incorrectly, according to police, and suffered moderate injuries. The child was transported to a local hospital in non-life threatening condition.
The driver of the suspect vehicle was taken to a local hospital for a possible blood draw for impairment testing. Both that driver and a passenger in that vehicle have charges pending. The two other passengers in the suspect vehicle were released.
This incident remains under investigation by the Violent Crimes and Gang Unit, FACT Team and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.