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Man who led police on chase was wanted in attempted murder case [Updated]

A man who led police on a high-speed car chase Monday across freeways and city streets from San Bernardino to Burbank is wanted in connection with an attempted murder in Wabash, Ind., police said Monday night.

The chase began, authorities said, when Steven Satterly, 30, refused to stop after the California Highway Patrol spotted his vehicle speeding near San Bernardino.

During the chase, CHP officers ran a registration check on the vehicle, which showed that it was stolen and used during an attempted murder in Wabash, police said.

Satterly ended up in Burbank, where he allegedly swerved his vehicle toward a police cruiser on Barham Boulevard. Officers fired at least one shot at the vehicle, Burbank Police Sgt. Bobby Quesada said.

Satterly stopped near the entrance to Universal Studios and was shot at least once when police say he failed to comply with officers' commands. "He refused to surrender," Quesada said.

[Updated at 10:05 a.m.: An earlier version of this post incorrectly referred to Universal Studios and University Studios.]

Satterly, who was hit at least once, was listed in stable condition at a hospital, police said.

-- Robert J. Lopez

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After watching the video, the officer that opened fire could have hit the car behind the right front fender of the suspect's SUV...the bullet had shot through the suspect front left window and travel beyond and hit the left rear of the sedan as he was taken off. I don't think that was a wise move of the shooting officer?

I understand the danger that is caused by this type of car chase, however the fact that the police fired on the vehicle in such a crowded area put many people at risk. It was unnecessary and reckless.

@emenot... You're right, it was unsafe for that other motorist and everyone else around. It's unfortunate that THE FUGITIVE put everyone in danger and forced the police to shoot. Let's place the blame on the appropriate person.

I think the Officers involved should be commended for the restraint they did show. This "nice person" was wanted for attempt murder out of another state and refused to surrender for almost an hour. He had plenty of opportunities to give up and have this end peacefully. As far as the Officers shooting him when the high speed pursuit finally ended, I think they were well justified and acted appropriately. This guy obviously posed a huge threat to society, and if he continued to run i'm sure he would have attempted to carjack another innocent person and put their life at risk as well. Good job by Burbank Police and the Highway Patrol. Now lets see how long it takes this wonderful court system of ours to get this idiot off on a "technicality".........

oh, so he should have let him go to crash into unsuspecting citizens? That's why you are not in law enforcement

Why, exactly, did they shoot the suspect?

The only thing the officer did wrong was not shoot him dead. Send him back to the range.

I'm glad no officers were hurt and no citizens were hurt either. Remember, he is a danger as long as he remains in control of the vehicle by sitting in the driver seat. The car can be used as a weapon. This man is a fugitive ex con with nothing to lose. I thought he was going to start ramming cars when he was blocked by traffic.

Why do these people always try to get away? Are you that stupid to realize you are greatly outnumbered, outgunned, and out-technologied (I know that's not a word, but it works). Every police chase always ends with the suspect either being caught or killed. Plus running from the cops just gives you a laundry list of other things to be charged with. Idiots...

It's a damn shame that the bullet that hit Satterly wasn't between his eyes because now were going to waste more tax paying dollars on this piece of garbage.
bye for now.

LOL, Burbank's finest in trouble again. Loosers


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