2 teens charged in chase that injured 2 Cincinnati police officers

Published: Jun. 8, 2022 at 4:17 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2022 at 4:50 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (WXIX) - A 17-year-old and a 15-year-old are facing charges following a pursuit early Wednesday that injured two Cincinnati police officers, court documents say.

It all started about 3 a.m. when police began chasing a car reported stolen by a 911 caller who said a 3-month-old baby also was in the backseat, Lt. Tim Lanter confirmed.

Police quickly determined the baby was never in the vehicle and was safe at home, he said.

Meanwhile, the car chase turned into a foot pursuit when the two suspects got out and ran off on Martin Luther King Drive at Clifton Avenue near the University of Cincinnati.

Lt. Lanter said the officers were hurt while chasing the teens.

One suffered a twisted ankle and the other dislocated a shoulder, he said.

The 17-year-old is charged with obstructing official business, failing to comply with a police officer’s order or signal, and receiving stolen property, court documents say.

The 15-year-old is charged with failing to comply with a police officer’s order or signal and theft, the documents say.

The vehicle was taken two days ago but it apparently was not reported stolen until Wednesday morning.

The incident remains under investigation.

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