Man who fired on Santa Ana police in custody after chase

SANTA ANA – A man who fled police for several hours after firing gunshots out of his car window late Saturday was arrested early Sunday, according to the Santa Ana Police Department.

The man, identified as 28-year-old Santa Ana resident Jimmy Hoang Truong, surrendered at 2:40 a.m. Sunday and was taken into custody, Santa Ana Police Cmdr. Jeffrey Smith said.

The pursuit started just after 9:30 p.m. Saturday when the driver of a four-door sedan ignored a traffic stop near Euclid and First streets. The pursuit, which briefly went onto the 22, ended at Euclid and Fifth streets.

During the chase, Truong fired bullets out the window, but no one was hurt, police said.

Eventually, police blocked in the vehicle so Truong could not continue to flee, Smith said. Hostage negotiators talked to Truong, who then gave up peacefully.

He has been arrested and will face charges of attempted murder of a police officer, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm and felony evading, according to the police website.

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