Virginia Beach, Norfolk Police searching for suspect following police pursuit

Posted at 9:20 AM, Aug 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-16 14:28:30-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Virginia Beach Police Department is searching for a suspect after the person fled from police early Thursday morning.

According to the department, dispatch received a call for a firearms violation in the 1600 block of Douglas Court at 2:17 a.m. Dispatch told police an unknown suspect fired shots at a residence.

The suspect then left the scene in a vehicle.

While officers were canvassing the area, dispatch received another call for suspects breaking into vehicles in the area of Thamesford Drive and Eddystone Drive.

Officers responded to the second scene, and while canvassing, an officer saw a vehicle near where shots were fired at the house.

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The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, and the driver drove through several yards in an effort to evade the officer. A pursuit began, in which the driver traveled into Norfolk.

The Virginia Beach officer lost sight of the suspect vehicle and ended the pursuit near Ballentine Boulevard.

The vehicle and suspects have not been located at this time, and Virginia State Police and the Norfolk Police Department have been advised of the pursuit.