A California man is in custody after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase following a parking lot argument that ended in a fatal shooting.
Police said 24-year-old Jeremy Scott and 29-year-old Fabian Searcy got into an argument in the parking lot of the Cameron Apartments on E. Cameron St., which ended in a fatal shooting.
The Hanford Police Department got a call around 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 for a report of a shooting. A witness reportedly said a suspect who took off in a dark-colored GMC SUV shot a man.
Officers arrived and found the victim lying on the ground.
“I was sad, I cried, I’m going to miss him,” Edward Dominquez told YourCentralValley.com after his son told him about his friend’s death.
As other officers made their way to the area, officials said they saw an SUV matching the description speeding on Brown Street near Tenth Street. Police said Scott hit the gas and took off when they attempted to pull him over. But he pulled onto westbound Highway 198, where the chase reached speeds of 100 plus miles per hour, according to KMPH News.
Scott reportedly exited at 12th Avenue and stopped in a field in the area of 13th Street and Excelsior Avenue before ditching the vehicle and taking off on foot.
Hanford Police Department said their K-9, Enzo, and his handler chased after Scott and apprehended him following a short pursuit.
Scott was booked into the Kings County Jail for homicide, felon in possession of a firearm, felony evading and resisting arrest.