Man, woman dead after police chase in Cleveland

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CLEVELAND (AP) -- A police chase in Cleveland that lasted more than 5 miles and began with a shot fired near police headquarters led to a gunfight that killed a man and a woman.

The chase began around 10:30 p.m. in Cleveland and went through the village of Bratenahl (BRAT'-ih-nahl) and East Cleveland before ending with the two suspects being fatally shot by officers near a school that remained closed Friday.

The Plain Dealer reported Friday (http://bit.ly/YzhLa8 ) that one witness said as many as 50 police cars were involved in the chase.

The newspaper said the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's office tentatively identified the two suspects as a 30-year-old woman and a 43-year-old man.

No officers were reported injured.

East Cleveland Detective Sgt. Scott Gardner said the investigation would be long and involved.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com