Officer Shoots at Suspect in 2 County Chase

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UPDATE – Investigators say a Belvidere Police Officer was hit by a car on Buchanon while attempting a traffic stop.  The officer fired one shot at the suspect as he drove away.  Belvidere Police and Boone County Sheriff’s deputies pursued the suspect until the driver crashed at State Street and Bell School.  After the crash, the suspect tried to run away on foot.  But, officers took him into custody.

A high speed chase that started in Belvidere ended in a three car crash in east Rockford.

The crash happened shortly after 5pm near Bell School and E. State Street.  A red Chevy Trailblazer suffered heavy damage.  It’s unclear if that’s the suspect vehicle.

The two other vehicles involved in the crash have already been towed away.

Belvidere and Rockford Police, as well as Illinois State Troopers responded to the scene.  Traffic is slow going through the intersection.

We’ll update this story as soon as more information becomes available.

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