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Homicide Suspect Arrested After Chase, Two Car Crashes

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Chicago police have a man in custody after they say he shot and killed someone then crashed into two cars while trying to get away Friday night.

It all started near Cicero and North avenues in North Austin, where police say the suspect shot and killed a 42-year-old man who was trying to break up a fight between the suspect and a third man.

The shooter then hopped into a Volkswagen Passat and took off, police said.

From the scene of the shooting, the suspect drove to Milwaukee, Diversey, and Kimball avenues in Logan Square, where he crashed into a car after police tried to pull him over.

The driver in the car that was hit was not hurt.

Police then used a helicopter to follow the man to Kedzie and Barry avenues in Avondale, where the suspect was finally caught after crashing into an unmarked police squad car and then hitting a wall. Officers said the lights were activated on the unmarked squad car.

No one was injured.

Charges are pending, and police say two other men ran from the scene of the shooting. Detectives are searching for them as well.

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