Murder suspect crashes his car into big rig truck during police chase

‘If I didn’t stop him, he’d kill somebody else’: ‘Hero’ truck driver blocks the road with his big rig to end 90mph police chase with murder suspect

  • Man in a black pickup truck fled from police in Riverside County Tuesday afternoon after they attempted to question him over a murder
  • He led cops on a wild pursuit for two hours, with police and TV helicopters hovering overhead
  • However, the murder suspect’s caper came to an end when a big rig truck blocked the highway in Pomona; the pickup crashed straight into its front tray
  • The driver of the pickup truck was arrested and  taken to hospital for minor injuries; he has not yet been charged 

By Andrew Court For Dailymail.com

Published: 07:37, 8 April 2021 | Updated: 07:48, 8 April 2021

A ‘hero’ truck driver has blocked off a California highway with his big rig to stop a murder suspect who was fleeting from police in a high-speed chase.

Dramatic video filmed Tuesday evening shows the suspect slamming into the front of the big rig, which was being driven by Ahmed Shaaban. 

Shaaban was driving near a gas station in Pomona when he spotted several police cars tailing the man, who was behind the wheel of a black pickup truck. 

While most other vehicles quickly moved out of the way, Shaaban drove his big rig directly into the pickup’s path in order to stop the two hour-long chase. 

‘I was looking in my right rearview mirror and I was watching him coming through the gas station,’ Shaaban told Sean Hannity on Fox News. 

‘My intention really was to block the entire section. But by the time my truck reacted and he gunned his car and I gunned mine and we just slammed into each other.’ 

Hannity hailed Shabaan as a ‘hero’. 

Shabaan later told CBS LA: ‘I just waited for the right moment and I blocked him and hit him, because if I didn’t stop him, he was going to kill somebody else’.

Officers say the man in the black pickup was wanted for questioning over a murder in Riverside County. When they attempted to question him over the slaying he reportedly sped off in the pickup, leading a crew of cop cars on a wild chase. 

A California truck driver has helped end a two hour police pursuit after he used his large vehicle to block off the road that a murder suspect was fleeing down 

Murder suspect crashes his car into big rig truck during police chase

‘I was looking in my right rearview mirror and I was watching him coming through the gas station,’ Shaaban told Sean Hannity on Fox News 

Murder suspect crashes his car into big rig truck during police chase

The suspect has not been named, and police have not revealed details about the crime he was wanted in relation to. He was pictured following the crash, with police restraining him before medics arrived at the scene

Police and TV helicopters hovered overhead during the 120 minute-long chase. 

Fox 11 reports that the suspect reach speeds of 90 miles per hour as he tore along the 60 Freeway trying to evade police. 

The suspect has not been named, and police have not revealed details about the crime he was wanted in relation to. 

He was pictured following the crash, with police restraining him before medics arrived at the scene. 

He was taken away to hospital with minor injuries.  He has not yet been charged. 

Meanwhile, a female passenger who was inside the suspect’s black pickup at the time was not arrested and was released. 

The woman, who called herself ‘Roxy’, conducted an impromptu interview with media who had assembled at the scene. 

Murder suspect crashes his car into big rig truck during police chase

Meanwhile, a female passenger who was inside the suspect’s black pickup at the time was not arrested and was released. The woman, who called herself ‘Roxy’, conducted an impromptu interview with media who had assembled at the scene

Roxy said she was a friend of the murder suspect, but told reporters she had no clue he was wanted by police. 

‘We were hanging out and he said he wanted to help his friend in LA,’ Roxy told Fox 11.

 ‘I said, ‘I am down to roll.

It’s all good.

We’ll go help your friend.”

She said she was stunned when police started following with their siren blaring. 

When quizzed as to whether her pal could have committed murder, Roxy replied: ‘It might have been self defense’. 

Murder suspect crashes his car into big rig truck during police chase

While most other vehicles quickly moved out of the way, Shaaban drove his big rig directly into the pickup’s path in order to stop the high-speed chase and help cops nab the driver

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