Roving Gunman Leads Pursuing Police on 210 Freeway Foot Chase

Published : Saturday, March 2, 2019 | 8:16 AM

A man in a black BMW fired multiple shots in different areas of Northwest Pasadena before police gave chase in a pursuit that ended with a foot race and takedown on the 210 Foothill Freeway Friday night.

Police were called to the area of W. Hammond Street at Morton Avenue at 11:57 p.m. by residents who heard shots being fired, Lt. Marcia Taglioretti said.

Responding officers were collecting shell casings in a south parking lot of the Kings Villages Apartments when they heard new shots coming from the north.

The officers moved towards the gunfire, Taglioretti said.

“As officers investigated, a black BMW driven by the suspect drove west on Hammond Street to south on Sunset. [The] suspect … drove his vehicle recklessly and hit an unmanned patrol unit,” she said.

Taglioretti said Sergeant Perez saw the vehicle and a pursuit ensued.

The fleeing suspect abandoned his vehicle at Maple Street near Fair Oaks Avenue and ran onto the westbound 210 Freeway.

Officers chased him on foot and apprehended the suspect on the 210 Freeway’s eastbound side.

Unconfirmed civilian reports to Pasadena Now at the time said the freeway was shut down briefly in both directions.

Taglioretti said officers arrested Brenden Jackson, 26, of Baldwin Park.

As of this writing, Jackson was waiting for booking clearance pending treatment of injuries sustained during the pursuit and arrest. He will be booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon upon a peace officer.

The handgun Jackson allegedly used and discarded was later located near the corner of N. Summit Avenue and Maple Street.

Officers later also located additional expended shell casings on Pepper Street and Sunset Avenue, Taglioretti said.


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