Pasadena Police Fire on Suspects’ Car Attempting to Accelerate Towards Them, Two Arrested

Published : Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 11:27 PM

Pasadena police fired on a suspect’s vehicle Thursday night after it crashed during a pursuit, was whirled around by the collision and ended up facing them, then attempted to accelerate towards the officers, police said.

None of the suspects was struck, and both were taken into custody without further incident, Lt. Max Dahlstein said.

The pursuit began shortly after an officer attempted to make a traffic stop at 10:03 p.m. near Washington Blvd. at North Raymond Avenue, police said.

The suspect’s car failed to yield as ordered and police chased him northward up North Raymond Avenue.

At the intersection of Raymond and E. Woodbury Road, where Raymond dead ends, the suspects’ vehicle crashed as the driver attempted to turn west onto Woodbury at a high rate of speed, according to Dahlstein.

“He goes to make that left hand turn onto Woodbury and he loses control of the car,” Dahlstein said. “So the car does a complete 180 and crashes into the fence near the [Mountain View Cemetery] mausoleum there.”

The resulting collision spun the car around to face southbound as the pursuing officers rushed towards it, going northbound, he said.

Officers ordered the suspects to get out of the vehicle, but they did not comply. The suspect driver started the vehicle and attempted to flee in the direct path of officers.

“He stomps on the accelerator, causing the tires to smoke,” Dahlstein said.

It was at this time that one officer fired two rounds from his service weapon. There were no injuries to either the suspects or police.

Two suspects were arrested. Their identities have not yet been released. It is understood they were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

The investigation into the shooting will be handled by the Pasadena Police Dept., Dahlstein said.



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