A heavily armed man who led police on a high-speed chase across two counties ended when he was shot multiple times.
He was rushed to hospital after being hit with multiple shots as he wore a bullet-proof vest.
The suspect’s black Ford Explorer can be seen with bullet holes through its body after multiple police vehicles chased the suspect on Thursday November 1
The suspect is seen being wheeled into an ambulance as a long line of police cars are positioned around the SUV
Vallejo Police Captain Lee Horton told the broadcaster they had received a call from a ‘credible person’ that the suspect was outside their house in his car with weapons.
As police moved in to intercept the SUV the shooter made off at high-speed, clocking over 120 miles per hour in the 30 mile chase.
The Ford Explorer tried to ram officers on I-80 as it approached Oakland before he smashed into a pole and bullets were sent flying at 4.25pm.
Cpt. Horton told KTVU, ‘he was heavily armed with rifles, assault weapons, a handgun and the caller was fearful and he let our officers know that.’
Officers begin marking out evidence which is strewn across the road at 22nd Avenue and International Boulevard, Oakland, California
Another aerial shot shows the aftermath of the chaos caused by the heavily armed suspect
He continued: ‘We have reports that the suspect did fire at our officers during the pursuit.’
The police say he had multiple assault rifles and was alone in the black SUV.
No pedestrians were injured as the chase ended in carnage in broad daylight.
Cpt. Horton told the broadcaster the decision to chase the suspect into a heavily populated area would not have been taken lightly.
‘Of course pursuits are dangerous but so is a person with assault rifles and pistols, putting more people in danger,’ he said, ‘and so it’s a judgment call, a difficult decision officers have to make on their own.’
The suspect is in hospital with no report on his condition.
It is not yet known why he was parked so heavily armed outside the house in Vallejo.