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APD: Suspected burglars crash fleeing home break-in

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It was a terrifying night for a woman and her children. For nearly 30 minutes they hid in their home after policed say two men broke in. It all ended with a fatal wreck about a mile from the house.

A glass repairman pulled into this quiet Razil Court cul-de-sac Friday afternoon. He was there to replace the back window that two men broke through to get inside one of the homes.

Jackie Cazarrs, who lives a few doors down, feels as if the entire neighborhood was victimized.

"It's like, it's very unexpected in this quiet neighborhood, you never hear something like that going on here we just moved here. And now makes us feel unsafe," said Jackie Cazarrs.

Police arrived late Thursday night after a frantic 911 call. A woman said she and her children were locked inside an upstairs bedroom hiding from burglars.

The woman was too scared to go on camera but she told FOX 7 the men first came to her front door then went to the back yard. After gaining entry through a back window she says they were in her home for a little more than 20 minutes. When they left she called 911 again and provided a description of their car."

As police were arriving- the sedan was spotted blowing thru a red light across Manchaca, just south of the Slaughter Rd intersection. Moments later the car would crash into a tree near Riddle Rd.

"From the time the officers saw the vehicle to the time they drove up to the wreck, was 20 to 25 seconds. We're not calling it a pursuit," said APD Spokesperson Corporal Anthony Hipolito.

Josh Lasserre, who lives near the intersection of Old Manchaca and Riddle Rd, says the car first hit several mailboxes before the tree. By the time he rushed out of his house, only one man was still inside the car.

"It was very violent and the other guy just didn't make it we watched them pull out and he stayed on the stretcher, they tried to resuscitate him but it was a no go."

The survivor would be later caught hiding between nearby homes. He was taken to the hospital and questioned by police while being treated by doctors.

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