1 officer killed, 1 hurt by suspect in Arizona stolen car chase

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GILBERT, Ariz. (NewsNation Now) — A suspect in a stolen car struck and killed one officer and critically injured another during a wild chase involving multiple law enforcement agencies outside Phoenix, authorities said Thursday.

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Chandler Police Officer Christopher Farrar,” his department tweeted.

Farrar was an 18-year veteran of the Chandler Police Department, the tweet said.

Multiple law enforcement agencies became involved in tracking the suspect.

A Gilbert Police officer was hospitalized in critical condition, the station reported.

Video from the road shows officers helping an officer towards a car. We do not know the name of that officer, if he was hurt, or his current condition.

Local news stations reported that police said the suspect busted through the gates at the Chandler airport, causing a closure of the airport, and then continued onto a highway into Gilbert before trying to flee from the vehicle at the auto dealership.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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