Video: Calif. PD's BearCat ends pursuit with suspect in stolen truck
The construction truck, which sent up sparks from a freeway sign in the back, was carjacked by an armed suspect
By Sarah Calams
POMONA, Calif. — An armed suspect who stole a road construction truck and led police on a pursuit Tuesday night ended after officers used a BearCat to ram the vehicle to a stop.
The truck, which sent up sparks from a freeway sign in the back throughout the pursuit, was carjacked by a suspect who held the driver at gunpoint, ABC7.com reported. Prior to the carjacking, police were pursuing the suspect in a Jeep, which had also been reported stolen.
When officers rammed the suspect’s truck with the BearCat, he jumped out of the vehicle and dodged traffic in freeway lanes until a K-9 eventually apprehended the suspect, according to the report.
Police later recovered a gun that the suspect threw over a freeway wall.