Woman reportedly shot by police after chase through Lewiston

LEWISTON — A woman was apparently shot by police late this afternoon after a chase through the city that ended in a crash on Central Avenue behind Raymond A. Geiger Elementary School.

Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Lewiston police officers tend to an unidentified woman after she was shot following a chase through Lewiston that ended near the rear entrance to Geiger Elementary School on Central Avenue in Lewiston late Tuesday afternoon.

Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Tenants and neighbors gather on the steps of an apartment building on Central Avenue in Lewiston on Tuesday night as police investigate a nearby shooting. A woman driving a pickup led police on a chase through Lewiston before losing control and smashing into the cars at right. The driver backed up and slammed into trees just to the left of the photo. It is unclear what happened next, but witnesses say they heard three to five shots. The driver lay motionless on the ground until being taken away by ambulance.

Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

An ambulance heads to the scene where a woman lies behind the truck, background, that she crashed on Central Avenue in Lewiston Tuesday evening after leading police on a high speed chase throughout the city.

Witnesses at the scene said they heard between three and five gunshots after the pickup driven by an unidentified woman apparently failed to negotiate a right-hand curve and crashed into a parked vehicle at 384 Central Ave.

After the crash, witnesses on the scene said she put the vehicle in reverse and backed up about 100 feet into a tree. The truck showed minimal damage.

A police officer on the scene had a bleeding hand, but it was not known how that injury occurred.


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Isn't Geiger Elementary the

Isn't Geiger Elementary the new school that replaced Pettingill? if so, it is not on Central Ave but on College!

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I haven't been there since

I haven't been there since it was built, but it possibly straddles between streets.


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