EMERYVILLE (CBS SF) – A police chase that began in Contra Costa County, crossed the San Francisco Bay freeways at speeds of up to 120 mph, ended with a suspect arrested under threat shot after trying to escape arrest by jumping into San Francisco Bay near Chevy’s in Emeryville.
The chase and the arrest were filmed by a CHP air unit. Watch the video below
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According to the CHP, the chase began before 1:30 a.m. Thursday. The vehicle, with 2 suspects inside, took off at high speed on Highway 4 westbound near Martinez when the CHP air unit joined in the pursuit.
After exiting the highway near the Carquinez Bridge, the suspicious vehicle stopped and a passenger attempted to hide a backpack with an AR-15 rifle in the bushes along Avenida San Pablo.
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The chase then headed westbound on Highway 80, where a spike tape was deployed near Gilman. Sparks and tire debris flying off the vehicle, the suspects exited on Powell Ave. in Emeryville.
They abandoned their vehicle and a foot chase ensued. One suspect was arrested in the parking lot of an office building while the other rushed for the water.
After a 25-minute search, the second suspect was discovered in the water under a dock and was also arrested.
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No information was immediately available, nor what triggered the prosecution and the charges against the suspects.