Happening Now: Police Chase Ends With Shootout With Troopers

Just before 8:00 reports of a possible shooting in Newport began coming in. As those reports came in, multiple reports regarding a police chase we coming in as well.

Updated reports indicate the Newport incident was a possible armed carjacking. Police later confirmed that the chase and the Newport incident are connected.

The chase made its way along Route 40 WB to Route 896 NB and entered the City of Newark before the suspect headed to I-95 SB where he head in the wrong direction.

Several reports of shots fired and that the suspect was attempting to carjack drivers on the highway.

Updated reports are that the suspect was involved in a gunfight with Troopers and is now deceased.

There are a lot of moving parts to this story. Cars have been rammed, other injuries may have occurred.

At least one other person was transported to the hospital.

This is a developing Story

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