A Sacramento man was arrested after allegedly stealing two cars and leading police on a car and foot chase, police said.
Sacramento police said it all started around 10:20 p.m. Saturday when a police license plate reader at Mack Road and Center Parkway detected a stolen vehicle.
Minutes later, police say they found 31-year-old Jamar Stevens driving a stolen Dodge sedan at Florin Road and 24th Street.
Officers chased Stevens until they say he dumped the car in a nearby residential area.
Police say he then ran away, until shooting his way into a home on the 7300 block of Springman Street.
A young couple was in their bedroom when Stevens entered their home, according to police.
Their friend, Guille Navarro translated and told FOX40 about their frightening encounter.
“The suspect shot their sliding door, coming from the backyard, shot the door, broke it, probably kicked it in, and this is what the result of that is,” Navarro said.
Pieces of glass were still all over the carpet of the home when FOX40 visited the next morning.
The homeowners said one of the bullets hit the carpet and ricocheted into the ceiling.
Then the gunman tried opening their bedroom door.
“When they heard all the commotion, they held the door to stop him from him pushing it in, but the gunman held the gun upright so they wouldn’t shut the door completely,” Navarro said.
They fought until the door hinges broke.
With a gun to the husband’s head, the couple said Stevens demanded the keys and drove off in their Toyota truck.
Sacramento police said Stevens crashed the truck at Luther Burbank High School. He tried to fire a shot at a nearby shed in an attempt to enter the building but failed.
He then ran toward the football field and laid on the grass.
Stevens was armed and was there for an hour, until authorities, including SWAT finally arrested him, police said.
The Sacramento Police Department said Jamar Stevens has a long RAP sheet. He was listed in their data base 61 times. His prior arrests include possession of drugs, domestic abuse and grand theft auto.
While football practice resumed at Burbank High, the couple’s home remained in shambles.
“She is afraid,” Navarro said of her friend. “It is going to take a while to overcome this situation.”