Car involved in chase with East Cleveland police hits 13-year-old

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CLEVELAND-- Police and paramedics responded to a hit-and-run crash on the Cleveland's east side Thursday night.

East Cleveland police said it started when officers tried to pull over a car with stolen plates at Euclid and Shaw avenues. They pursued the vehicle, but called off the chase at Shaw Avenue and East 133rd Street.

The car kept going and hit a pedestrian at St. Clair Avenue and Eddy Road in Cleveland, according to East Cleveland police.

Cleveland police said the 13-year-old victim is in critical condition. He was taken to Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital.

The teen's mother said her son, Jadan Paolino, had surgery Friday afternoon and is being treated for head injuries, a broken arm and leg.

The suspect vehicle -- an older, gray Chevrolet Cavalier -- with three people inside, fled the scene.

Police say that vehicle was later found burned and abandoned.

Check back with FOX 8 News and for updates on this developing story.

**UPDATE: 2/23/18: This story has been updated with new information and to reflect that authorities now say the child is 13, not 14 years old. 

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