North Las Vegas Police on the Lookout for High Speed Chase Suspect
Police have arrested a man who allegedly shot at officers during a high speed chase, and are now on the lookout for his accomplice. Christopher Young, 22, was arrested on several counts, including attempted murder and evading a police officer, and his being held at the Las Vegas Detention Center. His passenger escaped and has yet to be apprehended.The high speed chase ensued after a traffic officer who was on patrol in North Las Vegas heard gunshots and then saw a blue Saturn speeding away from the scene. The car then drove directly past the officer, at which time someone inside it fired several rounds at him. The officer followed the vehicle and attempted to stop it near the intersection of Cheyenne Avenue and Commerce Street.During the high speed chase that followed, rounds were fired at the pursuing officer several more times. It ended when the Saturn crashed into a utility pole in the 1200 block of West Alexander Road. Young was arrested at that time, but his passenger was unable to be located. The officer was not injured at all during the incident.
The suspect at large faces charges of evading a police officer, a violation of Section 484B.550 of the Nevada Revised Statute, in addition to other possible charges. This crime is a Class B felony punishable by one year in jail and a fine of up to $5,000. Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to contact the North Las Vegas Police Department at 702-633-9111 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555. Callers may remain anonymous.