PD: Drive-by shooting suspect flees from police, crashes into 2 other cars

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Tito Whiterock, left, and one of the cars, right. (Source: Flagstaff Police Department) Tito Whiterock, left, and one of the cars, right. (Source: Flagstaff Police Department)
Tito Whiterock. (Source: Flagstaff Police Department) Tito Whiterock. (Source: Flagstaff Police Department)
Police said Whiterock crashed into two other vehicles. (Source: Flagstaff Police Department) Police said Whiterock crashed into two other vehicles. (Source: Flagstaff Police Department)
FLAGSTAFF, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

A man police said was drunk and involved in a drive-by shooting tried to escape from Flagstaff police but ended up crashing on Wednesday.

According to Sgt. Cory Runge with the Flagstaff Police Department, there was a drive-by shooting in the area near Izabel Street and Sixth Avenue. No one was hit and officers found shell casings. Runge said witnesses told officers a black vehicle sped off from the area.

Another officer who was on an unrelated theft call found the black vehicle at Buffalo Park shortly after the shooting call. When the officer walked up to the vehicle, Runge said the driver sped off. The officer spotted the driver and the passenger with cans of beer in their hands. A license plate number and vehicle description were sent out to other officers.

Other officers saw the suspect driving recklessly through the Sunnyside Neighborhood and they tried to stop him but he didn't, Runge said. The driver eventually pulled over on the side of the road at 3300 East Route 66. As the officer got out of the vehicle, the suspect sped off again. 

The pursuit ended when the driving was going too fast, Runge said. About 20 seconds later, the driver was involved in a crash with two other vehicles. Six people were taken to the hospital, including the suspect.

The suspect was later identified as Tito Whiterock, 30. He was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and fleeing from a police officer, Runge said.

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