A 19-year-old man fleeing police was shot at by Huntington Beach officers during a pursuit early Thursday morning. He was not hit, but was arrested.
According to Officer Angela Bennett of the HBPD, the incident started around 2:50 a.m. when a patrolman initiated a stop on a vehicle without license plates in the area of Adams Avenue and Bushard Street.
From there, the chase continued to the intersection of Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway where the driver – later identified as Qyon McCode – lost control of his vehicle and it collided with one of the pursuing police units.
The driver then fled on foot toward the beach. A passenger in the vehicle was arrested at the scene.
A foot pursuit continued as the suspect ran onto the sand towards the ocean. During the chase, “an officer-involved shooting” occurred. The suspect was not struck and was arrested. A knife was later found at the scene and no officers were injured.
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