WATCH – Big Rig Driver Blocks Murder Suspect’s Vehicle During Police Pursuit: ‘I Was Waiting for Him’

A suspect wanted in connection to a murder led officers on a chase Tuesday across Southern California but a truck driver decided to help end the pursuit.

Big rig driver Ahmed Shabaan attempted to end the chase by blocking the pickup truck’s path. He explained he knew a murder suspect was involved so he tracked the driver and maneuvered his rig so the suspect’s truck would crash into it near a Pomona intersection.

“I just thought to get him off the street because if I didn’t… if they’d been behind him for that long and didn’t stop him… I have the power,” Shabaan told Fox 11.

Prior to the crash, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department had been looking for the suspect but when deputies tried to contact the man, he reportedly attacked a deputy and took off in a pickup truck.

The chase took authorities across Riverside County and on to East San Gabriel. The suspect’s vehicle reportedly reached speeds of over 90 miles per hour on the 60 Freeway.

The passenger identified herself as Roxy and claimed she did not know that the driver, who is reportedly a friend from Bakersfield, was wanted in connection with a murder.

The suspect was transported to the hospital but Roxy and Shabaan reportedly were fine after the incident.

The Los Angeles Times later identified the suspect as 36-year-old Michael Caleb Reed.

“Reed is suspected in the shooting death of a 40-year-old man in Oildale in late March,” the outlet concluded.


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