Police: Fugitive may be among suspects in vehicle-pursuit shooting


Update: Police confirm a wanted fugitive is one of two people holed up in a dumpster on a high school campus.

SAN DIEGO – San Diego police on Monday night were searching near a local school where armed suspects who led authorities on a pursuit were believed to be hiding out, authorities said.

Police suspect one of the people they’re searching for is 36-year-old Christopher Marquez. Marquez is accused of shooting a bounty hunter who was attempting to collect a bail debt last month on East J Street in Chula Vista, and of exchanging gunfire last week with National City police officers.

The pursuit began in Point Loma, police said. It is not clear what prompted it, but police say it worked its way to the Balboa Park area where at least one person began firing at officers out of the vehicle.

Police pursued the vehicle up until it drove onto the grounds of San Diego High School. That’s when an unknown number of people jumped out of the vehicle and fled, authorities said.

Park Boulevard was shut down between Russ Boulevard and the I-5 in the area surrounding the school’s grounds.

Other information about the incident was not available.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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