8 juveniles, including a 12-year-old, tied to massive Colorado Springs crime spree and police chase

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Eight juveniles, including a 12-year-old, are being tied by police to a drive-by shooting, a string of stolen items, armed burglary of a mother and her baby, multiple car chases and a few crashes.

The eight juveniles were taken into custody following a wild crime spree across Colorado Springs.
Police sent out the timeline of the crime spree that occurred on Wednesday:

At approximately 9:20 A.M., occupants of the 4Runner fired shots at a residence in the 300 block of Longfellow Drive. No injuries were reported.

-At approximately 10 A.M., a juvenile male stole several items from a liquor store before fleeing the area in the 4Runner.

At 12:10 P.M., the CSPD received a complaint that the 4Runner was driving recklessly in the area of Airport Road and South Powers Boulevard.

-At approximately 1:50 P.M., a personal robbery was reported in the Chapel Hills Mall parking lot. An adult female, with her infant child, was walking to her vehicle when three males exited the 4Runner and approached her. All three males reportedly pointed guns at the female and took her diaper bag and backpack. The suspects were then seen fleeing in the 4Runner.

-At approximately 2:23 P.M., the driver of the 4Runner was seen pointing a gun at another vehicle in the area of the Highway 24 Bypass and South Union Boulevard. No shots were fired.

·At approximately 3:15 P.M., a CSPD K-9 officer observed the 4Runner near South Powers Boulevard and East Fountain Boulevard. While other officers were arriving in the area to assist, the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed. The pursuit was terminated due to concerns for public safety. The vehicle continued to drive erratically and was involved in a traffic crash in the intersection of Constitution Avenue and Canada Drive. The 4Runner sustained damage, but managed to flee the scene. Once again, officers located the 4Runner and attempted to conduct a traffic stop; however, the driver of the 4Runner failed to stop, leading to another pursuit. The 4Runner was involved in a second traffic crash at the intersection of North Murray Boulevard and Moffat Circle. Eight juveniles exited the vehicle and fled on foot. All eight suspects were apprehended by officers.

The teens scattered and ran into the neighborhood, but were quickly round-up by officers.

"I was down here getting ready to pick up my friend when I saw all the police officers, so I stopped to see what was going on. I parked about a block away and I started asking people what was going on and they said that there was a high-speed chase and I saw a little boy get arrested," one witness told 11 News.

Police said they seized several guns from the suspect vehicle.

The juveniles range in age from 12 to 17. Four of them had outstanding warrants.

-One 17-year-old male had 10 outstanding warrants for robbery and was also charged with the aggravated robbery at the Chapel Hills Mall on Wednesday.

-One 12-year-old male had an outstanding warrant for arson and theft. He is now facing a charge of aggravated robbery for the incident at Chapel Hills Mall on Wednesday.

-One 15-year-old male was charged with aggravated robbery at the Chapel Hills Mall on Wednesday. He was also charged with possession of a weapon by a juvenile. One of the other weapons in his possession was stolen during a burglary of a vehicle on July 17.

One 16-year-old male is being charged with eluding and other traffic-related offenses.

More charges could be brought forth for all the juveniles involved.

Editor's note: We were originally told by police that the vehicle break-in and personal robbery happened at the Promenade Shops at Briargate. The Shops at Briargate contacted 11 News and said it did not happen at their location. Chapel Hills Mall has confirmed those crimes occurred on their property.