STOCKTON (KPIX) — One of the Palo Alto courthouse escapees has been captured, but the second eluded police after a pursuit Stockton.

The CHP officers captured Tramel McClough while John Bivins was cornered but he got away on foot after a short chase along Interstate 5.

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It happened around 5 p.m. after CHP units tried to pull over a car traveling on I-5, when it took off.

Surveillance photo of John Bivins at a convenience store. (CHP Stockton)


Officers followed the car to a Walmart where McClough bailed and was arrested. Meanwhile, Bivins took the wheel and fled.

Officer later cornered the driver, Bivins, on Trinity Parkway. That’s when gunfire erupted.

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Witnesses captured the shots being fired as officers screamed at the man to stay down. Bivins didn’t, and managed to get away.

(Stockton CHP)


Meantime, investigators released a surveillance photo of Bivins taken at a convenience store along with a photo of an SUV. They say he may be driving a green, 1999 Ford Explorer with the license plates 7TYY505.

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Police advise anyone who sees him or the vehicle to call 911 immediately.