SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Three Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies were injured during a high-speed chase with two suspects on Tuesday, according to authorities.
The suspects were wanted in connection with a homicide investigation, according to Sgt. Lisa Bowman. The chase reached speeds up to 80 mph down resident streets before it ended just before noon in the area of 65th Street and 18th Avenue in Sacramento.
“We had a marked officer that was coming northbound, and the pursuing vehicle had T-boned our officer that was in the marked vehicle,” Sgt. Bowman said.
The cruiser took a chunk out of the curb, and the suspects’ black Dodge Charger lost a tire while crashing near a fence.
Two suspects were eventually taken into custody. A woman and a man were seen being held in the back of separate patrol cars. Two deputies were hurt inside their car, but only suffered minor injuries. The third deputy was hurt in the leg while making an arrest.
“We are very grateful that they are not injured seriously,” Sgt. Bowman said.
Neighbor Blanca Chaves was surprised to see the crash across from her home.
“We thought they may have hit our fence,” Chaves said.
The pair allegedly threw items out of the window during the chase, but authorities have not said what kinds of items they were. What murder case the pair is being linked to, or what role they played in the case, is still not known at this time.