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* Concord police pursuit ends in suspect shot with taser gun

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A Pittsburg man is in custody after allegedly car-jacking a woman and her children on Saturday and taking off on a high-speed chase through three cities, a police spokesman said.A woman with two small children told police that the subject threatened her with a knife before allegedly taking her purse, keys and car,Concord police Sgt. Carl Cruz said.Officers responded around 9:20 p.m. Saturday to the scene in the 3600 block of Willow Pass Road. Shortly after arriving at the scene, Sgt. Cruz reports that police spotted the victim’s vehicle and pursued it throughout the City of Concord at speeds of up to 80 mph.Pursuing officers threw spike strips, but these did not stop the suspect, Cruz said. Eventually Concord police terminated the pursuit as they approached heavier traffic in the downtown area. From there, Cruz said a Contra Costa County Sheriff’s helicopter continued to follow the suspect through Pleasant Hill and into Walnut Creek.The vehicle pursuit came to a stop in Walnut Creek, where Cruz said the suspect continued to flee on foot. Eventually police shot the suspect with a taser gun and arrested him, Cruz said.The suspect is described as a white man around 31 years old, 6 feet tall with medium-long red hair and a green-and-black shirt.No injuries to the alleged victims were reported, Cruz said.

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