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.
“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.