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Stolen car leads to cemetery chase, officer involved in shooting

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(WMC-TV) – It's supposed to be a peaceful, quiet and respectful place. But that wasn't the case Saturday afternoon, when police pulled over a man driving a stolen Porsche. 

According to police, the suspect backed his vehicle into two officers.

The suspect then took off into New Park Cemetery, up onto the grass, stopping at a headstone. He got out of the car and ran from police.

One officer fired a shot but no one was hit. Police later caught up with the suspect and arrested him.

Charles Lewis was charged with aggravated assault following his arrest.

Muddy tire tracks now surround the tombstones -- one has even been run over.

Visitors like Derik Patterson are upset.

"That's somebody's grave. That's disrespectful. Why would they want to do that here -- where somebody already lost their life?" said Patterson.

Patterson visits the cemetery once a week.

"Just to visit my sister because I miss her. Just show her some respect," he said.

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