Police arrest person suspected of shooting at officers during car chase in South Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Sacramento police arrested the person they suspect shot at officers during a car chase Wednesday.

The incident began when officers tried to stop a driver who was in a stolen vehicle. The driver instead sped away and shot at officers during the pursuit.

Police say the driver then got out of the car and ran away near Wallace Avenue and 38th Avenue. 

“Unnerving, you know, just very uncomfortable. So we have to lock all our doors,” said resident Stephanie Velasquez. “I was swimming and next thing you know all of these police cars just flew by, and then I saw police and a helicopter and they told us to go inside and lock our doors.”

Velasquez says a police helicopter told them to go inside and lock their doors. She adds that police activity is common in the area, but she has not seen something go this far.

“For them to be shooting at the policeman, that’s just wrong,” Velasquez said. “That’s scary. For someone that bold to be doing something like that.”

They eventually found the suspect inside of a house alone and arrested them with the help of SWAT and crisis negotiators.

No officers were injured.

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