Vehicle crashes into yard during police chase

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —

After leading police on a 3-mile chase, a suspect crashed his car into the front yard of a home, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Officers said they pursued a car leaving the scene of a shooting and attempted robbery.  JSO said the car ended up crashing through the fence of a home on 30th Street West.

Officers responded to a person shot around 1:57 a.m. near the intersection of East Ken Knight Drive and West Moncrief Road, a few blocks east of Trout River. 

Officers arrived to the scene and found a victim with a gunshot wound to the chest.  The victim was transported to UF Health for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Clarence Bailey lives near where the car crashed and said he tried to console the woman who lives in the home.

“I just solemnly told her that I was concerned and if she needed me to let me know,” Baley said.

 The woman didn’t want to appear on-camera, but said the crash woke her up around 2 a.m.  She called the incident “scary.”

“I really regret it happened but lord knows I'm glad it didn't in the house because there could've been someone killed,” Bailey said.  “I'm glad that didn't happen.”

Police have not made any arrests.