911 Call: Chase Suspect Threatened to Shoot Police

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Des Moines Police have released the 911 call from man they arrested following a high-speed chase early Wednesday morning.

Police tried to stop 35-year-old David Ortiz at East 14th but he refused and took off heading south, then west. He eventually turned north onto Fleur Drive.

Police deployed stop stick twice, but Ortiz kept driving. During the chase Ortiz called 911 and warned dispatchers that caps need to back off or he would shoot them.

A dispatcher repeatedly asked Ortiz if he had a gun but he refused to answer and hung up.

LISTEN TO 911 CALL: Warning -- Explicit Language

The chase ended at East 33rd and Euclid, where police were finally able to stop Ortiz. He gave up after a K9 was sent into the car.

No gun was found in the car.

Ortiz is facing eluding charges and harassment charges as well as a parole violation.

1 Comment

  • colton

    Next time I get in a police chase I will make sure to call them and ask them to “please leave me alone!”

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