Yazmyn Stewart identified by police as woman shot by officers after car chase in Chester

Police have identified the 23-year-old woman who died after officers from multiple departments shot at her, killing her and ending a car chase that began in Delaware and ended in Pennsylvania on Tuesday.

Yazmyn Stewart fled a residence in the 300 block of North Madison Street in Wilmington shortly before noon after a multi-agency task force attempted to execute an arrest warrant for her in connection with a shooting in 2023.

After crashing her vehicle into several Wilmington police vehicles, Stewart evaded local and state police and headed north on I-95 to Chichester.

That’s where Wilmington police say Stewart crashed his vehicle, drew a gun and fired at the pursuing officers.

Delaware State Police returned fire, although it was unclear whether those bullets hit Stewart. After stealing an SUV, Stewart continued fleeing toward Chester, crashing in front of a home near 12th and Kerlin streets, according to Wilmington police.

Stewart then entered a house and got the keys to another vehicle, a brown sedan.

As Stewart fled, officers from the Wilmington Police Department, Delaware State Police, Trainer Borough Police Department and Chester Police Department fired shots at the sedan.

Stewart died from gunshot wounds, according to Wilmington police. Television coverage showed the vehicle riddled with bullet holes, destroyed not far from the SUV.

It is not clear which officers hit her or how many shots were fired.

Two Wilmington officers who fired their weapons have been placed on administrative assignment as part of the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office’s investigation.

The Wilmington Division of Criminal Investigation and Office of Professional Standards are conducting their own investigations.