Chula Vista

Authorities Searching for Driver Who Led Officers on Pursuit in South Bay

SkyRanger 7 was overhead of a vehicle pursuit in San Diego County that took place during rush hour

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Police are looking for a suspect wanted for a domestic violence incident who led them on a pursuit in the South Bay on Wednesday.

The chase started at around 4:15 p.m. in the Otay Ranch neighborhood of Chula Vista after police located a vehicle believed to have a passenger who was wanted for a domestic incident that occurred earlier in the day.

Police initiated a traffic stop of a black Jeep, the driver stopped and got out of the vehicle. The passenger, identified as Tyler Turner, 25, then got in the driver's side and sped off initiating the pursuit.

Turner then made his way to northbound Interstate 805 where speeds picked up to 60 mph. The California Highway Patrol then joined the pursuit.

Turner reached State Route 163 in the Clairmont area. He then started driving on sidewalks and in neighborhood areas as he tried to evade police. Police, at one point, unsuccessfully, deployed a spike strip.

At around 6 p.m., Turner got out of his vehicle and ran into an apartment complex on the 6500 block of Reflection Drive in Grantville. Officers conducted a search of the complex and Turner was not located.

According to police, Turner is wanted on various charges including domestic violence, criminal threats, child endangerment, evading police and violating a domestic violence restraining order violation.

At one point during the pursuit, Sharp Chula Vista and Rady Children's Hospital were placed on lockdown as a precaution.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Chula Vista Police Department at (619) 691-5151 or San Diego Crime Stoppers at 858-580-8477.

The investigation is ongoing.

No other information was available.

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