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VA Shooting Ends in Fatal Car Crash

San Jose Mercury News via YellowBrix

June 21, 2010

RICHMOND, VA — A high-speed chase with police ended with one man dead and two others injured Saturday morning after officers attempted to pull over a vehicle while investigating an earlier shooting, a department spokeswoman said.

Police initially responded to several reports of shots being fired in the 500 block of Fifth Street around 3:40 a.m. Officers found a man in his 30s with a gunshot wound, Sgt. Bisa French said. The shooting victim was taken to a hospital, where he was reported in stable condition.

After the shooting, police tried to pull over a speeding vehicle near the crime scene. The vehicle refused to stop and led police on a chase. The pursuit ended on Richmond Parkway, just south of Goodrick Avenue, when the driver of the fleeing vehicle crashed into the center median, French said.

The driver lost control of the vehicle while navigating a curve in the roadway, police said. One male occupant in the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other men were injured in the crash and taken to a hospital. Both are expected to recover, French said.

According to the Contra Costa Coroner’s Office, the man killed in the crash was identified as Anthony Rincon, 55, of Richmond.

The identities of the two men injured in the wreck have not been released. French said the shooting and chase are under investigation and no arrests had been made.

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