Drug deal gone bad leads to shots, car accident in Millcreek

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MILLCREEK — A drug deal gone bad led to shots being fired and car accident Wednesday afternoon. Police have two suspects in custody.

According to UPD Lt. Rosie Rivera, police received word of an accident around 4:30 p.m. On arrival, the found a vehicle had driven directly into a tree next to a home at approximately 1179 E. Iris Lane.

Rivera said that a buyer had fired a shot after a drug deal went bad, after which the dealer drove into the tree.

"We do know that there was shots fired down the street from here, the driver of this vehicle veered into the tree after the shots were fired but he was not injured," she said.

Rivera said that they located two suspects in connection with the accident. Those suspects confirmed that shots had been fired during the incident.

The road was shut down for some time Wednesday evening while investigators collected evidence.

The incident is still under investigation. The shooter has been charged with aggravated robbery and felony position of a firearm. The driver will have a drug-related charge.

No one was injured in the shooting or the accident that followed.


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