Man Throws Gun From Window in Freeway Police Chase

The suspect, who allegedly shot at a woman earlier in the morning, threw his gun out the window on eastbound SR-94 near Massachusetts Ave.

A man who allegedly shot at a woman in San Diego’s Chollas View community threw his gun out the window of his truck as he led police on a chase along a freeway Thursday, officials said.

San Diego Police Department Lt. Kevin Mayer said suspect Jose Gonzalez, 60, threw his gun out of his driver’s side window as he was pursued by police along eastbound State Route 94 near Massachusetts Avenue.

Mayer said Gonzalez was being chased because he failed to stop for officers who tried to pull him over at College Avenue and Federal Boulevard.

Police wanted to speak with him because at around 9:20 a.m., Gonzalez had allegedly fired a gun at his ex-girlfriend’s daughter in the 800 block of Dassco Street near 49th Street in Chollas View.

Mayer said the woman was following Gonzalez in her car when he shot at her from his truck. The woman was not injured.

Gonzalez took off and the woman reported the incident to police who were then on the lookout for the suspect’s white truck. Officers spotted the truck a short time later, but Gonzalez failed to yield, giving way to the pursuit.

The chase came to an end around 11 a.m. on northbound State Route 125 just before Mission Gorge Road near Santee. Mayer said Gonzalez surrendered at that point without incident and was arrested.

Mayer said no one was injured in the chase and the suspect’s gun was recovered from the freeway. The suspect has a history of domestic violence involving his ex-girlfriend – the mother of the woman he shot at – the lieutenant confirmed.

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