ALIQUIPPA (KDKA) – Police have a suspect in custody after they say he led them on a high-speed chase in Aliquippa with a baby and guns in the car.
Trent Humphries, 23, was only looking at a traffic ticket for the illegal tinted windows in his black Dodge Neon. That was, until he decided to lead police on a scary high-speed chase Friday morning.
It began near a playground.
“Took off through a residential area, running several stop signs,” said Capt. Douglas Edgell, of the Aliquippa Police Department.
Nearly colliding with other vehicles, Humphries continued through the plan 12 area, New Sheffield, running more stops signs and red lights onto Brodhead Road’s heavy traffic.
“Weaving in and out, going into their lane, almost hitting them head-on to where they’re driving off the road,” said Capt. Edgell.
Joining the chase, authorities say the Center Township Police chief became a target.
“He purposely aimed his car at Chief Kramer’s police unit. I thought he was going to kill him,” Capt. Edgell said.
Aliquippa, Center and Hopewell officers followed Humphries down dead-end Bonomi Road, stopping in a field. That’s where he was taken into custody.
“In his vehicle, he had several handguns and ammunition,” Capt. Edgell said. “The most shocking thing that we found in the vehicle, his 2-year-old son in a car seat.”
The little boy was unhurt and was turned over to his mother.
“That was pretty upsetting for everybody, that a guy would do this with his 2-year-old son in the car,” added Capt. Edgell.