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Stolen car chase ends in Buckeye; Suspect injured

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Carjacking suspect bitten by K-9. (Source: KPHO-TV) Carjacking suspect bitten by K-9. (Source: KPHO-TV)
Surveillance images of carjacking suspect in Scottsdale on Wednesday. (Source: Scottsdale Police Department) Surveillance images of carjacking suspect in Scottsdale on Wednesday. (Source: Scottsdale Police Department)
Another surveillance image of the suspect in Scottsdale. (Source: Scottsdale Police Department) Another surveillance image of the suspect in Scottsdale. (Source: Scottsdale Police Department)
BUCKEYE, AZ (WEST VALLEY VIEW) -

A man allegedly driving a stolen car is hospitalized after a chase with Avondale police and Arizona Department of Public Safety officers.

DPS was asked to assist Avondale after an unmarked police vehicle spotted the suspect driving what DPS believes was a stolen, late-model Lexus with Oregon plates.

"One of our officers located this vehicle going westbound on Interstate 10 between Bullard Avenue and Estrella Parkway," said Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves. [Related: Man's car stolen at gunpoint in Scottsdale]

The suspect then allegedly fired a round at the DPS officer following behind him, but did not hit anything, Graves said.

The driver went on and off the freeway while an unmarked DPS car followed him.

The suspect then exited the highway and headed south on Jackrabbit Trail.

The suspect eventually stopped and pulled over onto the side of the road, at which point Avondale Police pulled up behind him and released K-9 units into the car, Graves said.

"One of our officers fired a round at the suspect," Graves said. "I'm not clear yet whether that's before or after the K9s arrived, and to this point we don't know if that round hit the suspect or not. We do know that the suspect was bit by the K-9s."

The suspect was then taken to St. Joseph's hospital in Phoenix.

"He was talking to us, so they're not life threatening injuries," Graves said.

Scottsdale police spokesman Sgt. Mark Clark told CBS 5 News the department has not confirmed the man is a suspect in Tuesday's carjacking in Scottsdale. "The DPS arrestee is clearly a lead in our case," he said.

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. The West Valley View and The Associated Press contributed to this report.  

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