EDMONDS -- Banged up and abandoned, a white Acura sits mangled in an Edmonds grocery store parking lot, the aftermath of a police chase in rush hour traffic.
Detectives say the chase began Tuesday afternoon after a lengthy investigation into a Yakima-area murder suspect believed to be hiding out in Everett.
Investigators say they tracked him down and knew he was sitting in the passenger seat of the white Acura. When they moved in to make an arrest, investigators say the driver of the Acura took off, leading officers on a chase. A Q13 camera crew happened to be nearby to capture the initial chase.
“I saw on I-5 they were setting up a bunch of spike strips. And I see this white car just going in and out and I’m like ok they’re not going to be able to spike this guy because he’s not on the left side of the road,” says Anya Bogachov.
After a high speed chase down I-5 South, through rush hour traffic, the Acura turned off the highway and drove through Edmonds.
Investigators say the Acura hit multiple parked cars before stopping in a grocery store parking lot along 220th.
“All of a sudden I heard a big loud bang, I look over and the white Acura, the back wheels were off the ground, going through the intersection. And then I grabbed my phone and hit record,” says Jimmy Blair.
That’s when the suspects ditched the car and ran, according to Everett police.
“I see a white car and two people run that way and everybody’s pointing, pointing, they’re running that way, that way, that way!” says Angee Gorell.
Officers caught the suspects a short time later as witnesses recorded the arrest on their cell phones.
“Pursuits are super dangerous because you’re going to put the public in that sense of danger, but all the different agencies working together did a great job,” says Bogachov.