Pursuit Ends, Shots Fired at U.S.-Mexico Border - NBC 7 San Diego

Pursuit Ends, Shots Fired at U.S.-Mexico Border



    Pursuit Ends, Shots Fired at U.S.-Mexico Border

    Two people were arrested after a high-speed pursuit stretching from Pacific Beach south to the U.S./Mexico border ends with shots fired.

    It all started in Pacific Beach when officers tried to stop a black Chevy Impala for a traffic violation according to San Diego police.

    The male driver wouldn't pull over and a pursuit began police said.

    The suspect drove onto Interstate 5 and headed south, reaching speeds of more than 80 miles per hour police said.

    Officers used spike strips to flatten the tires but the man kept driving at speeds of 20 to 40 mph.

    Finally the Chevy got close to the border crossing and got into a minor traffic collision.

    The driver and his female passenger got out of the car and tried to run just south of Camino de la Plaza.

    That's when shots were fired.

    "The occupants of the vehicle attempted to flee and then shots were fired and right now we're still investigating further from there,” said SDPD Officer Brian Goldberg.

    SDPD says none of their officers pulled the trigger but that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials fired the shots.

    No one was injured.

    The female passenger has been released from police custody. 

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