An excellent Samaritan in a semi truck put an finish to a California automotive chase the laborious method Tuesday by placing his large rig within the path of a fleeing homicide suspect. Whereas cops hung again through the two-hour pursuit, Ahmed Shabaan determined to take issues into his personal palms.
“I simply thought to get him off the road,” Shabaan told Fox 11 in Los Angeles. “If I did not, and [officers] have been behind him for that lengthy and did not cease him… I’ve the ability.”
Shabaan mentioned he had heard concerning the chase and knew the motive force was wished for homicide, and merely acted on intuition. Per Fox, the chase lasted two hours and lined a number of counties, producing widespread publicity. The abrupt finish was captured by onlookers, as seen within the video embedded above.
It reportedly began with Riverside County deputies making an attempt to find the suspect, Michael Caleb Reed, who injured a deputy and fled. Reed is wanted in reference to a deadly capturing that occurred in Oildale (a northern suburb of Bakersfield) in March.