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Burbank police shoot window, arrest suspect

Indiana man wanted for attempted murder leads authorities on multi-county pursuit

March 30, 2010|By Christopher Cadelago

UNIVERSAL CITY - A 30-year-old man wanted on attempted murder charges in Indiana led police on a multi-county pursuit that ended shortly after Burbank police officers opened fire in a busy intersection, shattering the driver's side window, later striking the man and sending him to a local hospital, authorities said.

Beginning near the Cajon Pass in San Bernardino County, Steven S. Satterly led California Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed chase on the westbound Foothill (210) Freeway before being arrested near the Burbank-Los Angeles border Monday afternoon.

Burbank Police Sgt. Robert Quesada declined to name the officer who fired the shot into the suspect's window or those who shot him during his later arrest.

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Barham Boulevard was closed in both directions during rush hour as officers from Burbank and Los Angeles, and Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies investigated the scene.

Burbank Police officers, in the waning moments of the chase, surrounded the stalled vehicle at Barham and told Satterly to get out before one of the officers fired a gunshot into the car,  city spokesman Keith Sterling said.

Satterly was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles where he is listed in stable condition, Quesada said.

Police in Wabash, Ind., said a woman told them Satterly stabbed her in the neck early Wednesday before fleeing the home in an Oldsmobile Bravada. Holly Honeycutt told police that he was her "baby's daddy."

The Wabash Police Department last week issued a statement saying it needed help finding Satterly, who "might be armed" and was reported to be suicidal.

The pursuit began about 4:15 p.m. in the Cajon Pass in San Bernardino County when Satterly refused to pull over for speeding. CHP officers later reported that he was wanted for burglary, robbery and attempted murder, Quesada said.

Satterly raced through Glendale and Burbank on the Ventura (134) Freeway until heavy traffic caused him to slow his vehicle to about 60 miles per hour. He exited the freeway in Toluca Lake and drove north on Cahuenga Boulevard, into North Hollywood, and then back into Burbank.

Satterly was slowed by traffic at Barham, where Burbank officers exited their cars and attempted to remove him from the vehicle. When Satterly began to drive off, swerving through tight  traffic and toward police, an officer shot out the driver's side window, shattering the glass and possibly hitting the suspect, Quesada  said.

The suspect continued on for about a quarter-mile, where police stopped him near an entrance to Universal Studios. He exited his vehicle, ignoring officers' commands to get on the ground, and attempted to run away, Quesada said. Burbank officers then shot  Satterly, Quesada said.

The investigation is continuing, he said.

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