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2 arrested after 3-city police pursuit

MANTECA, CA - A police pursuit that went through several valley towns began with shots being fired at a Lathrop house Friday morning, authorities say.

Deputy Les Garcia with the San Joaquin Sheriff's Department said deputies located a red pick-up in Lathrop that matched a description of the vehicle from which gunshots were fired at a home on the 1300 block of W. Yosemite. Deputies tried to pull the pick-up over at Interstate 205 and MacArthur, Garcia said, but the driver and his passenger sped off.The pursuit reached speeds of 100 mph per hour before deputies backed off for safety concerns, Garcia.

The California Highway Patrol located the pick-up not long after and commenced a pursuit. The chase went through parts of Stockton, Lathrop and Manteca until the pick-up crashed. Officers took the driver into custody and captured the passenger on the roof of a nearby apartment building, Garcia said.

No one was hurt in the incident.

Officers reported seeing what appeared to be ammunition and other items tossed from the pick-up during the pursuit. A firearm was not found on the suspects or in their truck. Deputies were searching for the discarded items, Garcia said.

Officers did find stolen property connected to a Manteca burglary in the pick-up, Garcia said.

Arrested on suspicion of conspiracy, firing at an occupied building and other charges were Sukhbir Singh, 32, and Murri I. Mitchell, 41. The two were booked into San Joaquin County Jail and may face other charges as the investigation continues, Marcia said.


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