Suspect in police chase went wrong way on I-25

AURORA - An investigation is underway after a carjacking and wrong way chase occurred on some of the busiest highways in the metro area Tuesday.

Aurora police say it began around 5 p.m. at the Home Depot on Mississippi Avenue. The suspect, identified as Grant Lee, allegedly tried to shoplift from the business and pulled a knife on a security guard. Police say he carjacked someone in the parking lot.

Police caught up with him shortly after. The pursuit initially went down Interstate 225. Then the suspect went on Interstate 25 through the Tech Center, weaving through rush-hour traffic. After the chase nearly ended on Hampden Avenue, where Aurora police performed a pit maneuver, the suspect got back on I-25 going the wrong way.

Police say Lee got stuck in near the on-ramp of Evans Avenue and I-25, got out of his car and attempted to carjack someone police describe as a "good Samaritan" who had pulled over to help someone who was having car issues.

Police were able to apprehend Lee who was tazed twice before he was hospitalized. Police say it's possible he was under the influence of drugs.

9NEWS has learned Lee has an extensive criminal background in Colorado with charges ranging from vehicular theft, impersonation to drug charges. Police say he is currently wanted by several agencies.

Police said there were no other injuries.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)


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