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Suspect arrested after South Kitsap car chase

Second suspect reportedly still at large; Eastbound Highway 16 reopens

PORT ORCHARD — One suspect was captured Friday after fleeing the scene of a crash on Highway 16 at the Tremont exit.

No information on the suspects was immediately available, although photos from the capture appeared to show one of the at-large suspects in handcuffs.

Eastbound traffic on Highway 16 was closed at Anderson Hill earlier Friday morning as law enforcement officials closed in on two men in the Gorst area at around 8:12 a.m. A witness told 911 that a passenger in the car shot a round from a pistol into the ground as their vehicle sped off on State Highway 3 near Loxie Eagan Boulevard in Bremerton.

When state troopers spotted the suspects’ car, they then pursued the vehicle through the Gorst area as it headed toward Port Orchard, Washington State Patrol Trooper Chelsea Hodgson said today.

The suspects fled in a maroon Dodge Charger, then shot at officers from their car. They led Washington State Patrol troopers on a chase before crashing their vehicle after it merged onto eastbound Highway 16 in the wrong direction off of Tremont Street, whereupon they fled on foot through woods and swampy areas.

Through a coordinated effort by WSP, Port Orchard Police, Bremerton Police and the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, one of the suspects was captured and placed into custody. A K-9 police dog and a helicopter also assisted in the search, Hodgson said.

Traffic has since reopened eastbound on Highway 16.

WSP and Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating the incident. The second suspect is reportedly still at large.

This report will be updated.

The suspects’ maroon Dodge Charger is damaged on Highway 16 at the Tremont Street interchange after crashing while heading in the wrong direction Friday morning. The men fled the crash and headed into a wooded, swampy area to elude law enforcement. One of the suspects was later captured.

The suspects’ maroon Dodge Charger is damaged on Highway 16 at the Tremont Street interchange after crashing while heading in the wrong direction Friday morning. The men fled the crash and headed into a wooded, swampy area to elude law enforcement. One of the suspects was later captured.

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