KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A suspect is in custody after a high-speed chase through several neighborhoods in Kansas City on Friday morning.
The pursuit started when an officer was following up on a carjacking report. Officers spotted a car that matched the description, and the car took off.
The pursuit led officers pretty far south and back to the northern part of town.
On 23rd Street and Cleveland Avenue, the suspect sped through a red light. One officer followed, the second office tried but hit a mother and her 8-month-old who had a green light.
The officer and woman were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The infant was not hurt but is being evaluated at the hospital.
Officers tried deflating the tires, but the suspect was driving at speeds near 80 mph which made it difficult for that tactic to work.
As the pursuit continued to 39th Street and Prospect Avenue, the suspect hit a car after passing another red light.
That driver was taken to the hospital.
Police say the suspect’s car was smoking near 49th and Olive streets. He surrendered and was taken into custody at 10:17 a.m.
Sgt. Bill Mahoney says they don’t ever want anyone hurt, but the pursuit was necessary.
Police have not released the name of the suspect yet. They say everyone who was hurt is expected to be OK.