Domestic-violence suspect arrested after police pursuit ends in crash in Ocean Beach

Patrol police car

San Diego officers fire pepper balls at the man, who police say refused to surrender.


A domestic-violence suspect was arrested the evening of March 28 after a police pursuit from Hillcrest to Ocean Beach, where he crashed into a parked vehicle, authorities said.

The incident began about 5:50 p.m. when police got a call about a disturbance — which they said turned out to be a case of domestic violence — on Sixth Avenue just south of Robinson Avenue in Hillcrest, according to the San Diego Police Department.

The suspect, a 28-year-old man, drove away from officers, prompting a pursuit, police said. The chase ended in Ocean Beach when the man crashed into a vehicle in the parking lot of a Rite-Aid store on Niagara Avenue near Sunset Cliffs Boulevard, according to police.

Police said the man stayed in his vehicle and refused to surrender. Officers ultimately fired pepper balls at him and took him into custody at about 7 p.m. It was unclear whether the man was struck by the pepper balls, though he was taken to a hospital, police said.

No further information was available.


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