Indiana murder suspect arrested after SoCal police pursuit

UNIVERSAL CITY — A driver who was arrested after he led police on a chase for more than an hour today is wanted for attempted murder in Indiana, according to a broadcast report.

The chase began in the El Cajon Pass in San Bernardino County at about 4:15 p.m. and ended about an hour later in Universal City.

The suspect drove at speeds of up to 100 mph in an older model out-of-state Chevrolet Blazer, changing lanes in an effort to flee.

Most of the chase was on the westbound Foothill (210) Freeway. The suspect then went onto the westbound Ventura (134) Freeway before exiting at Cahuenga Boulevard and driving at more reasonable speeds on Burbank streets.

At one point, he became stuck in traffic and Burbank officers surrounded him with weapons drawn. Apparently an officer shot a weapon, possibly a non-lethal one, and shattered the driver's window.

The suspect then wove his way through traffic, but stopped at the entrance to Universal Studios and was shot a second time.

Still fighting officers, he finally collapsed, was taken into custody and taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, KCAL9 reported.

The man was wanted for attempted murder in Wabash, Ind. and the Chevrolet Blazer was stolen, KCAL9 reported.

Wabash, Ind. police were not immediately able to confirm that the suspect was wanted for attempted murder.

A Burbank police lieutenant said the suspect was hospitalized in stable condition.

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