Sacto 9-1-1
September 5, 2012
Update: Teen in fatal West Sacramento police pursuit to face homicide charge

WSAC_Ped_Fatal_tag.jpegWest Sacramento police say this morning that a teen who was being chased in a stolen car when a pursuing squad car hit and killed a pedestrian will be booked on a charge of homicide.

A press release said the 17-year-old West Sacramento auto theft suspect will be booked into Yolo County Juvenile Hall on felony stolen vehicle charges and suspicion of homicide in connection with the pedestrian's death.

Police spokesman Lt. Tod Sockman said an officer pursuing a stolen vehicle about 8:30 p.m. called for assistance. A second unit responding to the call to join in the pursuit struck a male pedestrian at Pine Street and West Capitol Avenue.

Sockman said the first officer abandoned the pursuit to assist at the accident scene, and the stolen vehicle subsequently crashed into a parked car in the 1900 block of Maryland Avenue.

The driver of the stolen vehicle, later identified as a 17-year-old male, ran from the scene and the owner of the parked vehicle gave chase, jumping over a couple of fences, before catching and detaining the youth for police at Park Boulevard and Acorn Street.

The name of the pedestrian who was killed has not been released.

Sockman said the California Highway Patrol will investigate the accident.

Photo caption: The scene at West Capitol Avenue and Pine Street in West Sacramento Tuesday night. Special to The Bee / Robert Petersen / OnSceneFotos

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