Gregory Alston, 39 was driving a 2001 silver Volkswagen Passat which did not belong to him. But according to the police, he sped off with it anyway. Prior to the chase, Alston was asked by the police to pull over for traffic violation but he did not stop, he flashed a gun and drove off. He went over speeding down Ontario Street.
Alston’s parents defended their son; his stepfather, Marvin Palmer, standing behind a screen door at his house on Fernhill Road said that Gregory is not a bad guy and they do not know why he behaved that way.
The car chase continued until the 10th and Ontario, where Alston crashed into a Honda Accord. The crash killed 36-year-old Danny Irizarry Roman from the 4800 block of North 8th Street who was in the passenger seat. The 26-year-old female driver and a four-year-old boy were sent to the Temple University Hospital. Hospital; they are now in stable condition.
According to his mother Deborah Alston, her son was just scared for he was driving a car without license.
But the chase was not over yet. Police say Alston got out of his car after the deadly crash and ran into a nearby lot. The police helicopter light was on him as he tried to get away, running around to the backside of a building before finally giving up. Police were on him in seconds. He was apprehended in the 900 block of West Russell Street.
Alston, from the 4500 block of Fernhill Street, had to face multi-charges charged Murder, Involuntary Manslaughter, and Homicide by Vehicle, Aggravated Assault, Fleeing Police, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Violation of the Uniform Firearms Act and a slew of related offenses.
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