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Chesapeake Police searching for armed and dangerous fugitive who escaped during pursuit

Jermel McSwain

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Chesapeake Police Department are looking for a man who shot at officers and escaped during a police pursuit on Tuesday.

Chesapeake Police announced Thursday they were searching for a fugitive that is considered armed and dangerous. They confirmed Friday that the fugitive is the same man who escaped during the pursuit on Tuesday.

Jermel McSwain, 35, has active warrants for Felony Eluding Law Enforcement, Possession of Narcotics and Parole Violation.

McSwain is described as a black male who is 6’2″ tall and 175 pounds.

Anyone who knows of his whereabouts is asked to call the Virginia State Police or Chesapeake Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-6887).

Stay with News 3 for updates. 

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