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SACRAMENTO — A man has been arrested in connection to the death of CHP Officer Lucas Chellew.

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(Courtesy: Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department)

The suspect, Alberto Quiroz, 26, of Sacramento was arrested Thursday around 11:45 a.m. He was booked into the Sacramento County Jail about 7 p.m. on charges of felony evading, felony vehicle theft, possession of a stolen vehicle and felony resisting arrest.

Investigators said they believe Quiroz was the suspect riding the motorcycle that Officer Chellew was pursuing at the time of his death.

Chellew died Wednesday after he crashed into a pole while pursuing a suspect along Fruitridge Road in South Sacramento.

A memorial fund has been established for Officer Chellew. Donations can be made online here, or mailed to:
Lucas Chellew Memorial Fund
CAHP Credit Union
2843 Manlove Road
P.O. Box 276507
Sacramento, Calif., 95827

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