Two in custody following high speed chase

EPD: the two arrested are suspects in a double murder investigation

Update 2 (5:14 p.m.)

Evansville Police held a press conference at 5 p.m. on Tuesday in which authorities confirmed that two suspects arrested following a high speed chase are two suspects in a double murder investigation.

Sgt. Jason Cullum said William Rice, 19, and Deshay Hackner, 22, were the two suspects arrested.

Earlier in the day, police had obtained warrants for both men.

The two were located by authorities, but police said the men led them on a pursuit on the southeast side of Evansville.

The chase ended with a foot pursuit.

A third male was in the vehicle, according to police.

Police said they're still looking for that individual but there is no arrest warrant out for them.

Monday night's shooting happened on Maryland St. around 10:30 p.m.

Vanderburgh County Coroner Steve Lockyear said 29-year-old Dewone Broomfield and 28-year-old Mary Patrice Chalonda Woodruff died at two Evansville hospitals before midnight.

Update (4:34 p.m.)

 

 

Original story

Police responded to a high speed chase through Evansville's southeast side on Tuesday.

The chase began in the 3 p.m. hour.

There was a lot of chatter on the police radio and several officers were involved in the chase.

EPD is now confirming that two people are in custody.

A nearby school, Fairlawn Elementary, is in 'secure mode' according to the EVSC.

Eyewitness News is working to gather more information about the chase.

 

 

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(This story was originally published October 31, 2017)


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