Bi-state police chase ends with car in yard; suspect, connected to East Moline gunfire incident, in custody

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UPDATE: The East Moline Police Department has released a statement on a shooting and police chase that resulted in the arrest of a suspect.

According to the statement, East Moline Police responded to a shots fired call in the 1300 block of 9th Avenue around 10:22 a.m. on Tuesday.

After talking with witnesses and reviewing video surveillance, a vehicle was identified as being involved in the shooting incident. A description of the vehicle was shared with other law enforcement agencies.

Davenport Police later identified a vehicle that matched the description, but the driver sped away. Police pursued the vehicle until it was eventually stopped. The driver, the only person in the vehicle, was arrested.

The incident is still under investigation and it is not known if the person arrested is involved in the shooting incident.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the East Moline Police Department at 309-752-1555, Crime Stoppers at 309-762-9500, or submit an anonymous tip via the “P3 Tips” mobile app.

EARLIER UPDATE: Police confirmed this incident is in connection to the East Moline shots fired call.

Davenport spotted the car at 14th and Washington, the pursuit went across the bridge into Rock Island. Six Davenport squads were searching with Rock Island Police. The suspect then snuck back across the bridge into Davenport.

The pursuit ended after a pit maneuver at Gaines and Rusholme. One squad car was damaged.

The suspect has been taken into custody. He is a young adult.

Police say they do not believe the car was stolen.

Local 4 News was the only station at the scene.

EARLIER UPDATE: A police chase through several Davenport streets and into Rock Island on Tuesday ended with a car in a yard near Rusholme and Gaines.

The pursuit of a black Chevy Malibu started in Davenport around Noon, traveled east on 12th past Marquette and southbound on Warren near 3rd before crossing into Rock Island. At least six Davenport Police squad cars were seen by Local 4 reporters in Rock Island before following the vehicle across the Centennial Bridge. The chase returned to 14th, 13th, Washington Street, Division, Marquette and Locust before ending on Rusholme Street near Gaines Street.

Local 4 was first on the scene.

(Ryan Risky, OurQuadCities.com)

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