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Oxnard man leads police on high-speed chase, gun battle

An Oxnard man suspected of a domestic-violence attack on his girlfriend allegedly led Ventura County authorities on a high-speed chase that ended on a street in Port Hueneme in a hail of gunfire, police said.

The man, whose name was not immediately released, was wounded by officers at the end of the chase before being taken into custody late Monday. No officers were injured, according to an Oxnard police report.

At about 8 p.m., Oxnard officers responded to a report of domestic violence at a home on Roderick Street, a small street off Pacific Coast Highway. The male suspect in the case had left before they arrived, according to the police report. However, officers were told he was armed.

About an hour later, Ventura County sheriff’s deputies came upon the suspect in a car on Highway 33. A chase ensued. During the chase, the suspect allegedly fired at deputies.

He turned south onto Highway 101, reaching speeds close to 100 mph, according to emergency radio reports. After briefly exiting the freeway, he again allegedly fired at deputies, who returned fire, according to the report.

Back on the freeway, the man drove to Oxnard and returned to the Roderick Street home where the original report had occurred, firing shots at the dwelling, though no one was hurt during the gunfire, police said.

With Oxnard police and Ventura County sheriff's deputies still in pursuit, the man drove to the Marina Village area in Port Hueneme. There he fired at officers, who returned fire, hitting the man, police said.

He was taken to a hospital, where his condition was not immediately known. Two people not involved in the chase were hit by flying glass; one of them was treated at a hospital.

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 -- Sam Quinones

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