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Video shows wild Parma police chase involving helpful citizen

Posted at 10:27 PM, Jan 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-17 22:28:43-05

PARMA, Ohio — Parma police have arrested a man who was involved in a domestic dispute before fleeing from officers Tuesday evening.

A K-9 officer saw Shon Burton, 22, driving erratically out of an apartment complex on Chevrolet Boulevard.

Officials said the officer attempted to catch up with Burton, who attempted to pull into the Snowville Shopping Plaza after running a red light at Chevrolet Boulevard and Snow Road.

When the officer approached Burton, a concerned citizen with a concealed carry permit pulled up in his vehicle and stopped in front of Burton's vehicle in an attempt to block his path.

Burton did not comply with the officer's commands and attempted to flee as he officer was reaching inside of his vehicle.

As Burton pulled forward to flee, he rammed the citizen's vehicle, according to a press release.

According to police, the citizen then fired multiple shots at the suspect's vehicle.

The citizen stated that he was in fear for his own life as well as the officer's life. He stated he believed the officer was being dragged away.

After Burton fled the scene, he crashed his vehicle at Brookpark and Tiedeman roads.

When the officer went to look for Burton, he found the crash and additional citizens told the officer where the suspect fled.

The officer found Burton running from the Sam's Club parking lot on Tiedeman Road, where he was taken in custody.

Officers later discovered a loaded sawed-off shotgun in the area of where Burton crashed.

The shotgun had previously been reported stolen out of Kentucky.

Officers discovered the Burton had been involved in a domestic dispute that involved guns.

He is charged with felonious assaults and failure to comply with a police order.

His bond is set at $15,000 cash.