A fast-thinking tractor-trailer driver in Southern California said he stopped a car with his rig during a police chase when he heard the man was a suspected killer.
Ahmed Shabaan said he was in his large kingdom’s truck in the Pomona area, east of Los Angeles, Tuesday night when he was notified of police chases – and that it involved a murder suspect – and decided to help by blocking the alleged killer’s pick-up truck as it drove along the roadway, he told “Hannity.”
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“I saw them chasing him about five blocks before I hit him. I was talking to my friend on the phone. I said to him, ̵
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 in Los Angeles. The chase reportedly lasted more than two hours before Shabaan’s truck and suspected vehicle collided.
“He turned left. So my intention was really to block the whole intersection,” Shabaan explained, “but when my truck responded and he shot his truck and I shot mine, we just threw into each other.”
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.