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Police chase ends in crash in Arlington, at least 6 hurt

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ARLINGTON - A chase involving a felony suspect ended in a crash Thursday evening in Arlington.

It started around 6:10 p.m. when police responded to a shooting call in the 1900 block of Chalice Road.

Several witnesses at the scene told police they saw a group of teens fighting. They said one of the teens possibly fired a gun before the group dispersed.

Police located one of the teens involved in the fight. He told officers that one of the others involved had a handgun and a shot was fired. No one was struck or seriously injured.

At around 9:30 p.m., the suspect's vehicle was spotted along Pioneer Parkway. Police attempted to pull the vehicle over but the driver, 32-year-old Roberto Rodriguez, sped away, initiating a pursuit.

Rodriguez traveled westbound along Pioneer Parkway. As they approached Cooper Street, they collided with another vehicle. Police say a third vehicle was also struck.

Rodriguez got out of the car and tried to run from the scene, police say. He was quickly apprehended and taken to a hospital due to minor injuries. Once he is cleared by doctors, he will be booked and charged with evading arrest causing serious bodily injury and abandoning/endangering a child.

A 25-year-old and two teens were also in Rodriguez's car. They were all taken to a local hospital. 

Police believe one of the teens in Rodriguez's car was involved in the shooting. After the teen is released from the hospital, he will be charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Two other people from the other two cars were also taken to a local hospital. Their injuries are non-life-threatening.

Police said they found a gun in Rodriguez's car.

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