Encanto Pursuit Arrests Part of SDPD Crackdown

The chase led San Diego police through the streets of Encanto

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    NBC 7's Omari Fleming reports on the end of a high-speed pursuit that San Diego police say is part of the crackdown following a deadly Skyline shooting.

    San Diego police officers said they are putting on a full-court press to keep the peace following a deadly gang-related shooting.

    After arresting four people at the end of a pursuit through Encanto late Monday, officers told NBC 7 the arrests were part of their efforts to make sure the streets stay safe.

    Lt. Paul Phillips told NBC 7 officers aren’t sure if those arrested in Encanto were involved in Monday’s Skyline shooting that left two people dead and another person injured.

    “Just trying to do all we can to keep everything safe and not have any retaliation,” Phillips said.

    One woman driving a silver Avenger was handcuffed after she refused to pull over for a traffic stop near 7200-block of Skyline, police said.

    There were three men in the car at the time.

    Investigators said the driver took officers on a mile and a half chase, running stop signs and red lights.

    Patrol cars cut the Avenger off at 61st and Benson in Encanto.

    That's when officers said a juvenile passenger, who was supposed to be on home probation, bailed out of the car and ran through several backyards.

    He was arrested in a nearby trailer park.

    Police say another passenger in the car was a known gang member.

    No one was injured.

    The driver will likely face felony evasion charges for trying to protect her passenger who was supposed
    to be home on probation.