Parolee arrested after foot chase

FRESNO, Calif.

Wesley Harper, 26, walked to an ambulance in handcuffs after police used a beanbag gun to force his surrender. It all started at an apartment complex as police responded to an unrelated disturbance.

"The investigation led us to an apartment. As we were walking up to the apartment, the suspect jumped out of a second story window," Sgt. Steve Crawford said.

The jumping didn't end there. Police say Harper ran across the street, jumping a fence and then onto a roof after trying unsuccessfully to get into the home. Elida Carino said her stepmom was outside with her brother and saw the suspect run into their backyard.

"Right away, he tried to run and get the guy and my mom said no... wait for the cops to come. And then right when she turned around, the cops were running inside," Carino said.

Police said an officer hurt his knee trying to chase the suspect and Harper jumped onto at least a couple roofs before he gave up. They said he's a validated gang member and wanted parolee.

While no one else inside the home was hurt, there was a real sense of uneasiness. They just installed security doors two months ago after someone else forced their way inside. "We're all panicked. It happened before and then it happened again. So we're all kind of scared," Carino said.

After being checked out at the hospital, the suspect will be booked into the Fresno County Jail. Depending on the severity of the officer's injuries, he could face an additional charge of assault on an officer.

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