The man who led police on a 20-minute, high-speed chase Sunday night that shut down Interstate 15 at Sahara Avenue was arrested and faces firearms and resisting charges.
Enrique Flores, a resident of Santa Ana, Calif., was stopped by Las Vegas police after he was seen brandishing a gun in the parking lot of a KFC on Lake Mead and Jones boulevards, according to his arrest report.
Flores, 32, ignored officers’ orders and led them on a chase south on Jones Boulevard, onto U.S. Highway 95, where he crashed into several cars, and then onto Rancho drive, into a residential neighborhood.
He reached speeds up to 80 mph and continued to hold a rifle during the chase.
Flores then entered southbound I-15 with three punctured tires from the tack strips used by police, according to the report.
Flores then crashed into the center median near Sahara Avenue. After five minutes of negotiation, Flores exited his truck, where police found an AR-15 rifle.
He was transported to the hospital for his injuries and booked in absentia.
He faces charges of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, resisting a police officer with a deadly weapon and evading a police officer.
Contact Steven Slivka at SSlivka@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0264.