Jan 11, 2016
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A 26-year-old man was arrested Sunday following a police pursuit that went from Richmond to Berkeley and back, police said.

The pursuit began about 9:34 p.m., when officers with the Richmond Police Department’s Special Investigation Unit attempted to stop a vehicle containing three people, Lt. Andre Hill said. They believed the vehicle could be involved in one of the recent shootings in Richmond, although investigators did not specify which incident.

The driver led police on a pursuit into Berkeley and eventually back into the city of Richmond, and during the pursuit two firearms were thrown from the vehicle, Hill said.

When the suspect vehicle returned to Richmond via Interstate 580, the California Highway Patrol briefly took over. The pursuit terminated in Point Richmond, when authorities lost sight of the suspects. RPD eventually located the vehicle, however, unoccupied in North Richmond. A short time later, one of the suspects was taken into custody as he was seen running from the vehicle, Hill said.

He was identified as Quincy Burton and was taken into custody and charged with evading police and possession of a firearms. Burton has not been connected nor charged with any of the recent shootings that police have been investigating, Hill said.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.