High-speed pursuit ends in South Bay

SAN DIEGO - A motorist who led law enforcement officers on a pursuit through southern San Diego County in a stolen pickup truck crashed to a stop and was taken into custody at Dairy Mart Road and Camino de la Plaza in San Ysidro, according to police.

According to San Diego police, the pursuit began just after 6 p.m. in the Serra Mesa area when officers -- who believed the truck was stolen -- tried to pull the driver over near Aero Drive.

The driver refused and sped away from officers, reaching speeds of more than 90 MPH on various local freeways, including I-15 and state Route 94.

At one point, near the San Ysidro border checkpoint, the truck crashed through a barricade, made a U-turn on I-5 and drove the wrong way on the opposite side.

It was at the border area where police said officers opened fire, striking the driver in the leg. Police did not provide any other details regarding the gunfire.

No other injuries were reported.

Authorities shut down the San Ysidro Border Crossing due to the shooting investigation.

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