A California tractor driver said he stopped a suspected killer with his rig during a police chase over the southern region “to get him off the street,” he told a local FOX branch.
Ahmed Shabaan he was in his big car in the Pomona area on Tuesday night when he was told about the police chase – and that it involved a murder suspect – and decided to help by blocking the alleged killer’s pick-up truck as it traveled along the roadway, told he FOX 11 Los Angeles.
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“I was just thinking of getting him off the street,” Shabaan said. “If I did not, and [officers] have been behind him for so long and did not stop him … I have the power. “
Police’s prosecution followed after deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department tried to confront the suspected murder earlier Tuesday night.
The suspect went after one of the sheriff’s deputies before climbing into his pickup and driving away, according to FOX 11. The pursuit of the chase lasted more than two hours.
Sheriff’s department officials provided no further information on the case in which the suspect was charged.
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Police later took the suspect into custody after the pickup crashed into the tractor trailer, according to the report. Shabaan was not injured.
A passenger in the vehicle allegedly said she did not know the driver – who she said was her friend – was a murder suspect.
Fox News’ Brie Stimson contributed to this report.