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Shots Fired By Seal Beach Police During Pursuit, Crashes; Suspect Caught

WESTMINSTER (CBSLA) – A suspect was arrested early Friday morning in Westminster following a dangerous pursuit that resulted in two collisions and officer-involved shooting. No one was seriously hurt.

Dangerous OC Pursuit Causes Crash, Comes To End In Westminster
At the scene of a crash in on the 22 Freeway in Garden Grove, Calif., on Oct. 29, 2021, that occurred during a pursuit. (CBSLA)

California Highway Patrol reports that the incident at 12:38 a.m., when Seal Beach police located a car that had been wanted in a previous incident of an assault on an officer.

Seal Beach police tried to pull over the car, it took off and a chase ensued.

About six minutes into the pursuit, CHP reports, the suspect was involved in a crash on the westbound 22 Freeway near Valley View Street in Garden Grove. When the Seal Beach officers tried to arrest the driver, an officer-involved shooting occurred.

It's unclear if the driver was armed or opened fire on police.

The driver then took off again, exited the freeway, and was immediately involved in a second collision at Garden Grove Boulevard and Goldenwest Street in Westminster, CHP reports.

Following the second crash, the suspect was arrested. He was not hurt, but was taken to a hospital for a medical evaluation before being arrested. No officers were injured either, CHP said.

The suspect's name and the exact charges he is facing were not immediately confirmed.

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