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SEE IT: High speed chase ends after murder suspect crashes into semi-truck

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 4/8/2021 David Matthews
a car parked on the side of a road © NBC Los Angeles

A two-hour police pursuit of a murder suspect ended when a big rig semi-truck drove into the chase’s path to block the road, resulting in the suspect crashing their vehicle.

According to NBC Los Angeles, the chase began around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday in San Diego and continued into Los Angeles. The California Highway Patrol said the suspect was wanted in connection to a murder as well as assaulting an officer.

The suspect, Michael Caleb Reed, 35, is accused of shooting Michael Lewis, 40. Reed has been arrested a number of times in the past for different felonies and led police on a chase last year in the Bay Area.

The chase featured several near misses and accidents caused by Reed’s erratic driving. Police said he appeared to throw objects and papers from the car a number of times as well.

Mike Shabaan, the semi-truck driver, told NBCLA that he purposely attempted to block the road but did not expect the crash.

“He hit me pretty hard,” Shabaan said. “He gunned it.”

After the crash, Reed and a woman who was in the car were taken into custody.


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