According to reports, the boy stopped for gas in Tunnel Hill about 8:40 p.m., when police confronted him, then the chase ensued.
As the chase developed, Whitfield and Catoosa County deputies, Georgia state troopers, Ringgold police officers in Georgia, as well as East Ridge and Chattanooga police officers in Tennessee, were involved in the incident.
“The suspect fired at police during the pursuit,” said East Ridge police spokesperson Erik Hopkins. “Spike strips were deployed at the state line in an attempt to stop the vehicle.”
Continuing on faulty tires, the teen exited I-24 onto Belvoir Avenue before abandoning the vehicle near North Terrace Street and taking off on foot, reports show.
The boy was caught moments later and police were able to recover the handgun used during the incident.
The boy now faces a host of charges that will stretch over two states and multiple agencies.
While in Catoosa County, the chase caused a significant amount of damage when the boy rammed into a Catoosa County deputy’s patrol car.
The deputy was sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, reports show.
According to Ringgold police chief Dan Bilbrey, one of the bullets fired by the teen was recovered.
“Two shots were fired at our officers during the pursuit,” Bilbrey said. “We were able to recover one of the bullets fired from an apartment on Standard Court. We have a bullet, and it’s my understanding that Chattanooga was able to recover the gun.”
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