A car theft suspect holed himself up in a Selma home Saturday evening after authorities attempted to pull him over, Fresno County sheriff’s spokesman Tony Botti said.
The man was driving a stolen four-door Chevrolet near Thompson Avenue and Wilson Street when officers attempted to pull him over around 5:20 p.m., Botti said. The driver did not pull over and led officers on a short chase ending near Nebraska Avenue and Skelton Street.
Botti said the man then jumped out of the car and ran into a home. Sheriff’s deputies and Selma police then surrounded the house and learned that others were inside.
One man, who had been in the house, came outside and surrenders to police.
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“A little after, we get two people climbing out of a window,” Botti said. “They had locked themselves in the bedroom.”
Botti said officers were investigating whether the suspect knew the residents.
As of 9:30 p.m., the suspect was still inside and officers were bringing in a K-9 unit to try and get the suspect out, Botti said. It’s unknown if the suspect is armed.