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Sacramento police arrest man after two vehicle pursuits and shots fired

Jamar Stevens, 31, shown in his booking photo, was arrested after allegedly fleeing Sacramento Police in two stolen vehicles.
Jamar Stevens, 31, shown in his booking photo, was arrested after allegedly fleeing Sacramento Police in two stolen vehicles. Sacramento Police Department

A suspect is in custody following a chilly late-night pursuit Saturday near Luther Burbank High School in south Sacramento.

Jamar Stevens, 31, was arrested on suspicion of “numerous crimes” after police caught him hiding in a field south of the school’s football stadium, according to a Sacramento Police Department incident report.

The report said officers attempted to stop a stolen vehicle near Mack Road and Center Parkway at 10:19 p.m. Saturday when the suspect allegedly sped away in the car.

Following a short pursuit, Stevens crashed the stolen car and fled on foot to the rear of a south Sacramento home, the report said. He forcibly entered a rear door and fired a shot from a handgun, according to the report. Once inside the home, the report said, the man confronted the resident, demanded keys to the resident’s vehicle and fled again by car.

A second pursuit started when police again located the suspect, the report said. When the second stolen vehicle became disabled, Stevens allegedly ran away again while armed with a handgun, according to the report.

Aided by a police helicopter, officers followed the suspect into a field near the high school south of Florin Road, the report said. He fired a shot in the direction of a shed while unsuccessfully attempting to enter the building, the report said. After SWAT officers were summoned to the scene, Stevens was taken into custody without further incident, according to the report.

Debbie Arrington: 916-321-1075, @debarrington

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