Transcript for Police Shootout in San Diego Raises Questions About Excessive Force
past years and developed more immunity. To that dramatic police chase that ended in a hail of bullets, all caught on tape and raising questions about the use of force in neighborhoods, where families live. Abc's ati roy shows us what happened. Reporter:8:30 thursday morning. The driver of this saturn takes off after san diego police say they tried to pull him over for talking on his cell phone while driving. The 40-year-old driver races down residential streets at more than 40 miles per hour. Speeding car is linked to a shooting earlier this week. I got spikes. Reporter: Close to 9:30 a.M., police get the spike strips ready. But the car, with tires already flattened, doesn't make it that far. Authorities say the driver raised a gun towards officer, four of them who unleashed a hail of bullets. The suspect, critically injured but alive. Stunned neighbors watched and questioned. Get out of the car? It looked like they unloaded on them. Reporter: You have concerns watching this video. I do. Reporter: A retired lapd officer, watching the video, he's worried that the shots were too close to bystanders and other officers. Those are major issues. Reporter: San diego police say they are investigating whether excessive force was involved. The scene, now clear. But the questions, still remain. And tonight, we've learned that history is repeating itself
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