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Police identify suspect who led police on chase in stolen vehicle, rammed into police car

Posted at 5:40 AM, Sep 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-28 19:30:42-04

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. – Police have identified the man who led police in a pursuit in a stolen car along I-95 early Friday morning.

Tyshawn R. Wilson, 27, of Washington, D.C.  was charged in Chesterfield County and Colonial Heights with attempted capital murder of a police officer, grand larceny - auto theft, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, one felony count of hit-and-run, one felony count of eluding police, two misdemeanor counts of eluding police, possession of marijuana, reckless driving, driving without a valid operator's license and failing to wear a seat belt.

The incident began when a state trooper initiated a traffic stop for a stolen truck after 1:30 a.m. near Lombardy Street in Richmond, police said.

The man driving the stolen truck sped off and led police on a pursuit. During the course of the pursuit, he rammed into a state police vehicle. No law enforcement officers were injured during the course of the pursuit.

He eventually crashed in the southbound lanes of I-95 near Swift Creek and ran from the scene.

The search for Wilson was renewed at approximately 7:15 a.m. Friday when state police were notified of a pedestrian - fitting the suspect's description - walking on I-95 near Exit 54/Temple Avenue in Colonial Heights.

Colonial Heights Police said the suspect was last seen in the swamp area between Briarcliffe Drive and Interstate 95.

The sighting caused Colonial Heights Public Schools to place Tussing Elementary and Colonial Heights High School on an abbreviated lockdown Friday morning. The lockdowns have since been lifted.

State Police captured Wilson at approximately 10:58 a.m. in Colonial Heights.

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