Homicide

Fleeing Orange County suspect caught after freeway chase ends near Del Mar

Fleeing Orange County suspect caught after freeway chase ends near Del Mar

A suspect in an Orange County homicide was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 8, following a freeway chase that lasted over an hour and stretched from Anaheim to the Del Mar area during morning rush hour traffic, authorities said.

The chase started after Anaheim police officers, who were searching for a homicide suspect, attempted to stop a driver at about 7:35 a.m., Anaheim Police Sgt. Jeff Mundy said.

The suspect, whose name was not immediately released, was wanted for what investigators suspect was a gang-related shooting on Christmas Eve, Mundy said.

The victim of that shooting was taken to an area hospital, but died Monday morning, Jan. 7, as a result of his wounds, Mundy...

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