February 25, 2024
A San Diego Police negotiation automobile. Courtesy SDPD

An assault in Kensington led to a prolonged police chase and a SWAT standoff that ended with a suspect taken into custody in a rural neighborhood 25 miles from the location of the unique crime, authorities mentioned Wednesday.

The stalemate ended at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday when Christopher Forrest Payne, 29, was taken into custody, mentioned Lt. Adam Sharki of the San Diego Police Division.

Payne was booked into San Diego Central Jail Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. on 4 felonies and one misdemeanor, together with assault with a firearm, a felon in possession of a firearm, and evading police, in line with jail data. He was scheduled for a courtroom listening to on Friday.

Payne — who allegedly had attacked one other man within the 4100 block of Monroe Avenue in San Diego whereas armed with a loaded gun — escaped on a bike at about 11:30 a.m. when patrol officers arrived within the space and tried to contact him, in line with police.

With officers giving chase, the suspect went northeast, finally pulling over within the 22700 block of Vista Ramona Highway, close to East Outdated Julian Freeway in Ramona,

“Officers confronted the suspect a second time, however he barricaded himself inside (a) construction,” Sharki mentioned.

After the person ignored repeated orders to give up, police referred to as in a particular weapons and techniques crew together with disaster negotiators.