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Motorcyclist lies dead in the street after hitting MPD squad during police chase [PHOTOS]

Motorcyclist lies dead in the street after hitting MPD squad during police chase [PHOTOS]

-- Update at bottom --

During a police chase in the Lyn-Lake area this afternoon (see our full story about all the mayhem here), a motorcyclist was struck by a police squad near West 26th Street and Blaisdell Avenue (the exact circumstances aren't immediately clear -- see update below). After the accident, the biker lay dead in the street as officers engaged in a shootout with the suspect they were chasing a few blocks away. The suspect was killed and two officers were injured (both are expected to live).

:::: UPDATES ::::
-- MPD shootings: Cops shot with own gun, biker had green light when fatally hit by squad car
-- MPD, witnesses differ on accounts of motorcycle accident that killed Ivan Romero [PHOTOS]
-- Terrence Franklin shot multiple times by MPD, but it's unclear whether he fired a shot himself

A couple photos of the motorcyclist lying dead are making the rounds on social media. You can see them below the jump.

Here's one from the Pioneer Press' Tad Vezner:

And here's another from Facebook user Max Van Note:

Motorcyclist lies dead in the street after hitting MPD squad during police chase [PHOTOS]
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The motorcyclist's identity hasn't been released.

:::: UPDATE ::::

From the MPD:

But minutes earlier, the MPD tweeted this:

The MPD also says there were two people on the motorcycle at the time of the crash:

:::: UPDATE II ::::

More from the MPD:

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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