CHULA VISTA, Calif. – Authorities late Wednesday were still searching for a domestic violence suspect who led police on a pursuit that began in the South Bay and ended at a Mission Valley apartment complex.
SkyFOX video captured the dangerous twists and turns of a pursuit that began about 4:15 p.m. when Chula Vista police attempted to pull over a gray 2015 Jeep Patriot in the 1500 block of Yanonali Avenue, according to Chula Vista police Lt. Dan Peak. Police say the vehicle’s passenger, 25-year-old Tyler Turner, was wanted by authorities for domestic violence offenses and child abuse involving an 8-month-old toddler.
While the Jeep’s driver got out of the vehicle without incident, Turner climbed over into the driver’s seat and took off, Peak said.
That’s when a pursuit involving Chula Vista police, the San Diego Police Department and California Highway Patrol got underway. SkyFOX picked up the chase about 4:45 p.m. when Turner was traveling at mostly low speeds through the eastern part of Chula Vista.
At 4:47 p.m., he was seen putting his arm out the window and stopping near a shopping center in the area of Medical Center Drive and East Palomar Street. Turner appeared to shout back at police for several minutes before taking off again.
Turner then merged onto northbound Interstate 805 at 4:53 p.m., picking up speed with officers tailing him.
Peak said officers attempted “intervention techniques” to end the chase, but Turner mostly evaded them as he continued to flee. They then stopped pursuing him while law enforcement air support followed him to an apartment complex in the 6000 block of Reflection Drive in Mission Valley, according to police.
Officers did not locate Turner in a search of the complex, according to Peak. The investigation is ongoing.
Turner’s now wanted on a number of charges, police say. Among them: domestic violence, criminal threats, child endangerment, evading police and violating a domestic violence restraining order.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Chula Vista police at 619-691-5151 or by contacting San Diego Crime Stoppers anonymously at 858-580-8477.
FOX 5’s Kasia Gregorczyk contributed to this report.