On Wednesday afternoon, a male suspect was arrested on Cliff Street in Lynn after he led police on a pursuit causing a car to crash after which he carjacked another vehicle.
Massachusetts State Police spokesperson David Procopio reported that it was around 3:30 o’clock in the afternoon when the incident started on Commercial Street. A police attempted to stop a Hyundai Santa Fe sport utility vehicle for a suspected narcotics violation.
The suspect tried to rundown the trooper, who alighted from his cruiser. The suspect identified as 26 year-old Luis Rosario, of Dorchester, pushed him to the ground and then fled the scene.
The state troopers and officers from the Lynn Police Department joined the pursuit. During the pursuit, the suspect rammed two state police cruisers with his vehicle. The chase continued until the suspect’s vehicle reportedly crashed into two other vehicles at the intersection of Boston Street and Franklin Street.
As the suspect’s vehicle was damaged during the crash, he fled on foot and carjacked the vehicle of a witness who had left his vehicle in order to assist another driver involved in the crash.
After the crash, a state trooper discharged his service weapon hitting Rosario in the arm.
Rosario fled the scene and drove to Atkins Street where he left the stolen minivan and fled on foot. He was finally caught by officers on Cliff Street and transported to Salem Hospital where he remained under police guard.
David Woodworth, the man whose car was carjacked, gave a vivid description of the chaotic scene that unfolded as police attempted to capture the suspect.
According to the carjacking victim, he was on his way home from Walmart where he had just finished up some Christmas shopping when the incident occurred.
One of the female occupants in the vehicles involved in the crash was also delivered to Salem Hospital for evaluation. Investigation is ongoing.
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