Parma Police: Driver chases officer, hits 2 other cars before being captured by K-9.

Parma Police: Driver chases officer, hits 2 other cars before being captured by K-9.

The 22-year-old suspect was treated and released from UH Parma. The victims in the other vehicles were not seriously injured.

PARMA, Ohio. A suspect who fled police in Parma and hit two other cars is in custody.

At around 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, an officer attempted to stop a red Ford Fusion near South Canterbury and Renwood Drive, according to Parma Police Department Lt. Dan Kiriak.

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Police say the driver of the Fusion was unable to stop after the officer turned on the headlights and siren. The driver escaped the officer, heading north to Westminster Doctor, then to Pearl Road. The suspect then drove east on Snow Rd. from Zhemchuzhnaya st. before hitting two other cars he was trying to drive through near the Snow Rd junction. and W. 79th Street.

The male suspect jumped out of his car and then fled on foot north of the site as officers gathered in the area. The man, who has yet to be named by the police, was finally apprehended by the K-9 unit of the Parma police at the 7600 block of Dresden Avenue.

Police say the driver is a 22-year-old man from E. 85th St. in Cleveland. After being taken into custody, he received medical treatment and was discharged from the University Hospital in Parma due to his injuries.

The car driven by the suspect was initially seized at gunpoint during a carjacking that took place on September 20, 2022 in Parma.

Ciryak adds that the victims, who were in the cars hit by the suspected driver, were not seriously injured.

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