A man who allegedly shot at police during a high-speed, predawn chase through Burbank neighborhoods Tuesday was arrested after a squad car rammed his van and police fired six shots into it.
No one was injured.
The van's driver, identified as Charles W. Gibbs Jr., 42, address unknown, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer and was being held without bail in Burbank Jail, Burbank Police Lt. Jay Farrand said.
Police first encountered Gibbs about 3 a.m. when he asked an officer for directions to a hospital, Farrand said. The officer gave him directions, but saw him again about an hour later sitting in a van outside St. Joseph Medical Center at Buena Vista Street near Olive Avenue, Farrand said.
When the officer noticed that the van's registration had expired and asked for some identification, Gibbs tossed a wallet in his face and sped off, Sgt. Don Brown said.