Detective Mike McPheeters of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department was on patrol at an apartment complex at the corner of Jakes Way and Sierra Highway shortly after 2 p.m. when he spotted a 17-year-old reputed gang member carrying a gun.McPheeters
, who knows the teen, called out to him, at which point the teen fled.
The detective and his
partner pursued the young man, losing him in the complex.McPheeters
called the chase in to the Santa Clarita
Sheriff's Station at about 2:30 p.m. About eight sheriff's patrol vehicles responded.
The area was contained and a K-9 unit was brought in.