DRAVOSBURG (KDKA) – Three people have been detained and police are looking for the driver of a vehicle that led them on a chase through Dravosburg Monday morning.
According to police, the chase began around 2:15 a.m. in West Mifflin, where officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop for a white Dodge Durango which was driving erratically.
However, David Ausburn, with three passengers, took off. The chase lasted for about three miles and appeared to come to an end on Scott Drive in Dravosburg.
According to investigators, officers opened fire on the vehicle after Ausburn hit two cruisers in an attempt to escape and tried to run down several officers.
KDKA’s Ross Guidotti reports:
“I don’t know which way they’re shooting. It was pitch black,” one man said “Once I heard the popping, I ducked.”
“It’s scary stuff going on out there,” another man said. “I thought I heard thunder, and here it turned out to be gunshots.”
The Durango hit two police cruisers and continued on for a short distance before Ausburn bailed and fled the scene. The other three in the vehicle were immediately put in handcuffs and were taken in for questioning.
No charges have been filed against them.
Police are now searching for Ausburn and believe it is possible that he could be injured after they fired more than 12 rounds at the vehicle.
“We are not sure,” Allegheny County Police Supt. Charles Moffatt said. “There was no blood at the scene, but it’s quite possible he was hit.”
KDKA’s Bob Allen reports:
Ausburn is wanted for attempted homicide, receiving stolen property, among other charges.
Officers believe he threw a gun from the vehicle, which was recovered. It was later determined that the gun was stolen.
Ausburn is the son of former West Homestead Police Chief David Ausburn, Sr. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison in 2008 for luring a minor into sexual activity.
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