Suspect leads police on 100-mile chase into San Diego

SAN DIEGO - A man was arrested late Wednesday evening after he led authorities on a 100-mile chase that began in Riverside County and ended in San Diego.

It all started around 11 p.m. in Riverside when officers responded to a domestic violence call.

According to the Riverside Sheriff's Department, a Moreno Valley police officer was notified that 27-year-old Dejon Edwards had a domestic violence warrant out for his arrest. Edwards was sitting in his car and an officer asked him to turn the engine off, which he did. Police say Edwards turned the car back on and turned the wheel toward the officer.  And police  say when Edwards hit the gas, the officer fired his gun twice, thinking Edwards was going to hit him.

Officers used spike strips but the man drove over them twice and kept on going. An officer told 10News he may have been able to drive farther because it was a newer model BMW with run-flat tires. CHP officers were eventually able to surround the car in the Murphy Canyon area and get the driver to stop.

At that point, officers ordered the man to get out of the car. The suspect climbed out through a window and was then taken into custody.

The car had a bullet hole in the back window, 10News learned.

Edwards, of Moreno Valley, was booked on charges of felony evading, resisting arrest and a domestic violence warrant after he was released from the hospital.

The officer is on administrative leave while the incident is investigated.

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