Police said shots were heard or fired when the car first passed by them.
The police were apparently firing at the vehicle during the pursuit. I think that’s incredibly stupid. Same thing with the pursuit itself. Why would the police risk hurting innocents in the pursuit of the two suspects? The Blues Bros. style pursuit was more hazardous to the community than two unarmed suspects. Unfortunately, I don’t know the complete story.
If the police thought the suspects were highly armed robbers prepared to kill or be killed, then that might warrant such a pursuit. However, I don’t see how that could be the case here, because the suspects were unarmed. It would be informative to know what triggered the pursuit in the first place. Was it a traffic stop gone wrong or subsequent to a violent crime?