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2 teens arrested after fleeing St. Paul police, hitting 2 officers

One of the teenagers is a suspect in an October shooting that injured a person's foot.
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Two teenagers were arrested after they allegedly hit two St. Paul police officers while fleeing the scene on Sunday evening.

Officers with the department's gang and gun unit were at 444 Maryland Ave. W around 5:30 p.m. Sunday when they made contact with a 17-year-old boy who is suspected in an Oct. 29 shooting in which a victim was shot in the foot, St. Paul Police spokesperson Steve Linders told Bring Me The News.

When officers approached the vehicle where the suspect was a passenger, the 16-year-old driver took off, striking the officers, according to police.

One officer was hit in the foot by a tire and the other was hit in the side by the vehicle's mirror, Linders said. They're both OK. 

The suspect vehicle also hit the open door and quarter panel of the officers' unmarked squad car, police noted.

Two squad cars then pursued the suspect vehicle, and at one point the vehicle hit a parked car at Smith Avenue South and Page Street, the incident report says. 

The teenagers then fled on foot but were eventually found around 6:30 p.m. near the 700 block of Orleans Avenue and were taken into custody, the report states. Police recovered a gun in their vehicle.

Note: Some of the details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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