Police: Man led officers on high-speed chase in stolen car

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ATLANTA —

Police are trying to determine if the man that led them on a high-speed chase in a stolen car is the same person who carjacked the owner.

The chase came to an end on Ormewood Avenue near Moreland Avenue in southeast Atlanta early Thursday morning.

Investigators said the carjacking happened Wednesday near downtown Atlanta and a number of people could have driven the car since then.

Atlanta police said officers surrounded the stolen Olive-colored Chevy Spark on Moreland Avenue and called the Georgia State Patrol for backup. When troopers arrived, the driver took off, police said.

“We followed the vehicle at a safe distance until Georgia State Patrol was able to get in place and took the car down at a pit stop,” Capt. Scott Kreher said.

The stolen car sustained damage to the doors and bumper, and the trooper’s car also had minor damage.

Police said they plan to put the driver in a lineup to see if the carjacking victim identifies him.