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Chase suspect facing five new charges

Victor Cruz, 28, arrested Friday after SE Side chase


SAN ANTONIO – A man arrested Friday is facing five new charges after leading Bexar deputies on a pursuit through San Antonio's Southeast Side.

Victor Cruz, 28, now faces a total of 11 charges, including the six on which he was wanted before Friday.

Cruz faces two counts of aggravated assault against a public servant, one count of evading arrest, one count of unlawful carry, and one count of felony possession of a firearm stemming from Friday's chase.

Cruz led sheriff's deputies on a 15-minute high-speed chase before coming to a stop in the 400 block of Fair Avenue after deputies performed a PIT maneuver.

Click here to see how the chase unfolded live on KSAT 12 News.

The chase started when members of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Apprehension Unit attempted to execute an arrest warrant for Cruz.

Cruz fled when unit members approached a house in the 1700 block of San Carlos Street. He was wanted for allegedly shooting up the same house earlier in the week.

During Friday's chase, the Sheriff's Office said Cruz rammed several other vehicles and pointed a gun at his pursuers.

Before Friday, Cruz was wanted on six warrants on charges including possession of a controlled substance, theft of a vehicle and assault with bodily injury.

Cruz was taken to Mission Trail Baptist Hospital for evaluation after the chase. He is being held at the Bexar County Jail in lieu of a $300,000 bond.

Below is Cruz's mugshot following Friday's chase.