Police Chase Ends in Car Crash at Sacramento Intersection; Suspects Arrested

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SACRAMENTO -- Police chasing after robbery suspects collided with cars driving through a Sacramento intersection Friday.

Todd Alexander, 19, and Jon Hernandez, 20, were arrested on suspicion of the armed robbery that happened at the Sacramento City College south parking lot.

The robbery victim who informed Los Rios Police of the incident the men had left in a white car. The vehicle was later located at the college campus and a Los Rios officer began chasing the suspects.

When the chase entered the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and 47th Avenue, a civilian's car crashed into one of the police vehicles that had joined the pursuit. Jeff Hamler, a man who had been driving through the intersection, says that his car was hit by the officer's car as it spun out.

A civilian and a Los Rios officer involved in the crash have been sent to the hospital.

The suspects' car was not involved in the crash but was stopped at Fruitridge Road and Helen Way. Police uncovered a gun and Winchester ammunition from inside the car.

Alexander and Hernandez are facing multiple charges at the Sacramento County Jail for the armed robbery. They are also being charged on suspicion of selling or transporting controlled substances and possessing concentrated cannabis.


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