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Police: Stolen car crashes, kills man in wheelchair in Port Richmond

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PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A man in a wheelchair has died and two others were injured after suspects in a stolen vehicle crashed in Port Richmond.

Police say just after 9 p.m. Saturday night, they were in pursuit of a stolen Cadillac Escalade.

While eluding police, the stolen car crashed into two vehicles and struck a man in a wheelchair.

It happened at Aramingo and Castor Avenues in the Port Richmond section of the city.

The 38-year-old man in the wheelchair was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

A 27-year-old woman and an 11-year-old child were inside one of the vehicles involved in the crash.

They were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The four people in the stolen vehicle fled the scene.

Chief Inspector D.F. Pace told Action News, “Three ran in one direction, and the 4th occupant ran in another direction. The officer gave chase to the 4th individual who he saw throwing bullets from his pockets…”

Officers were able to catch the 4th suspect who is 19-years-old.

Police recovered three loaded guns inside the Cadillac.

The other three suspects remain on the run.

Police believe they are in their late teens.

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