SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A suspected car thief led police on a chase, was shot at by a resident and then finally taken into custody in a two-hour ordeal Friday morning in north Sacramento.
The suspect, identified later Friday as 37-year-old John Knapp, was found hiding in a field in the 4200 block of Kitty Lane near Auburn Boulevard shortly before 11:30 a.m.
Knapp led police on a chase along Interstate 80 in Sacramento before exiting to surface streets and then fleeing on foot and jumping fences in resident’s backyards, where a resident reportedly fired a warning shot at the suspect.
“He fired a warning shot,” said another neighbor, “but he didn’t stop. He ran off.”
Police surrounded the neighborhood and set up perimeter at Orange Grove and Norris avenues. A SWAT team was also called out out and additional units responded after the report of the shot fired.
CHP blocked the southbound right lane of Auburn Boulevard from Myrtle to the on ramp of I-80/Business 80 until about 11:40 a.m.
The incident began just before 9 a..m. when a car was stolen and police gave chase. Sacramento police, Sacrament sheriff and CHP officers all responded.