Los Angeles Homicide Suspect Dead After Pursuit from Hesperia to Corona Thursday

Los Angeles Homicide Suspect Dead After Pursuit from Hesperia to Corona Thursday

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Authorities were led on an over 50-mile pursuit from Hesperia to Corona on Thursday which ended in the death of Chris Spotz, 33, who was a LAPD-area homicide suspect.

Spotz is suspected in the murder of his missing girlfriend, a 25-year-old aspiring model, and actress Adea Shabani. Shabani was last seen on the morning of February 23, 2018, near her Wilcox Avenue Apartment in Los Angeles. Shabani was until recently thought to be missing.

The pursuit began at around 8:45 p.m. after deputies from the Hesperia Station were alerted that a Toyota Tacoma on Mariposa Road near the 15 freeway that had been involved in a homicide in the Los Angeles area officials said. 

Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, but the Spotz continued on entering the 15 freeway onramp heading southbound. Deputies informed the California Highway Patrol (CHP) of the pursuit, as they continued to pursue the vehicle south on the 15 freeway to the Mira Loma where CHP officers took over the pursuit. Spike strips were used attempting to stop the suspect, but the suspect continued on tires which had been flattened by the strips.

Spotz entered the 91 freeway heading west and got off on the Green River exit where he eventually stopped in a dirt road and shot himself.   Spotz died as a result of the self-inflicted gunshot wounds. The body of Adea Shabani has not yet been found.  Although it was learned that Spotz, in addition to having Shabani as a love interest had a fiance, there is no known motive at this time. Authorities also are tight-lipped about the evidence which has changed the investigation from being a missing person to a homicide investigation.

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