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Police standoff on I-5 near Camp Pendleton ends when suspect shoots himself


Last updated 5/27/2021 at 8:21am

SAN DIEGO - A lengthy overnight police pursuit that began near Mission Valley and ended early this morning on Interstate 5 in San Onofre turned into a standoff that shut down the freeway for hours before the domestic violence suspect who had led the chase fatally shot himself inside his SUV.

The events that prompted the cross-county pursuit began about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday when the San Diego Police Department received a call regarding an assault victim in the 3600 block of Central Avenue, SDPD Lt. Carmelin Rivera said.

When detectives contacted her, the 25-year-old woman told them her b...

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