Suspect leads police on a chase alongside a canal. (Source: CBS 5 News)
Ivan Trejo's booking photo. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Police arrest suspect in a parking lot at 515 E. Thomas Road. (Source: Greg Argos, cbs5az.com)
Suspect was taken into custody without incident. (Source: Greg Argos, cbs5az.com)
PHOENIX (CBS5/AP) -
A suspect wanted on a domestic violence-related aggravated assault charge was arrested Wednesday evening following a police pursuit and foot chase, police said.
Ivan Trejo, 26, also is being held on suspicion of aggravated assault on a police officer, hit-and-run and felony flight.
Trejo was wanted for allegedly pointing a gun at his girlfriend a few weeks ago.
Officers had been looking for this individual for some time and located him Wednesday near Central and Sunland at a Phoenix gas station. Police said he nearly hit an officer with his car.
Officers said Trejo drove into Tempe and was involved in a hit-and-run collision, then went back into Phoenix.
News helicopter shots showed the suspect at one point drove on the shoulder of a canal in an attempt to elude pursuing officers.
The suspect rammed gates located near the canal, then abandoned his vehicle near Seventh Street and Thomas Road and took off running into several neighborhoods. He ran though one apartment complex as Adela Munoz watched her children swim in the building's pool.
"It was very quick, like three seconds. I just saw a guy running," she said, adding she was scared, but everything happened too quickly for her to react.
Phoenix police Spokesman Sgt. Steve Martos said police quickly set up a perimeter.
After a brief search, the suspect was taken into custody without incident in a parking lot at 515 E. Thomas Road.
Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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