OJ Simpson: A have a look at how the white Bronco chase unfolded, resulting in his arrest


LOS ANGELES — It is 1:50 within the afternoon at Parker Middle in downtown Los Angeles on June 17, 1994. One of the crucial watched moments in U.S. historical past is about to start.

“The Los Angeles Police Division proper now could be actively looking for Mr. Simpson,” LAPD Commander David Gascon says throughout a press convention.

Rumors had been circulating, however Commander Gascon confirms: “He’s a wished homicide suspect and we’ll go discover him.”

The information unfold all through Southern California and the remainder of the world. The beloved soccer hero, star, legend OJ Simpson was a wished man, and on the run.

At three p.m. that very same day, Los Angeles County District Lawyer Gil Garcetti holds a information convention. Reaffirming the unbelievable.

“Immediately my workplace filed homicide expenses in opposition to OJ Simpson for the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman,” Garcetti says. “As of this time, roughly three p.m., no person is aware of the place he’s.”

It was a narrative that was getting extra riveting by the minute. Individuals had been tuning in throughout the nation. The place’s OJ?

At 5 p.m., longtime OJ pal Robert Kardashian reads a letter written by Simpson. “I beloved her. At all times have and at all times will. If we had an issue it is as a result of I beloved her an excessive amount of.”

Simpson ends his letter with the phrase “I’ve had an excellent life.”

At 5:51 p.m., a breakthrough. Simpson calls 911 himself. And, as many predicted, has a gun to his head. “I am simply gonna depart,” OJ tells the dispatcher. “I wanna go together with Nicole. That is all I wanna do. That is all I have been making an attempt to do.”

Police hint his location to the 5 freeway in Santa Ana. He is in a white Ford Bronco. His finest pal Al Cowlings is driving. The CHP finds him in simply minutes.

And so will we, from the air and the bottom. It was actual life enjoying out like the final word tv drama.

The star was adored for many years, however was now residing a nightmarish fall from grace. An estimated 95 million individuals watched. Domino’s pizza reported document gross sales as a result of individuals could not pull themselves away.

“911 what are you reporting?” says an operator on the opposite facet of the Al Cowlings telephone name. “That is AC, I’ve OJ within the automotive,” he says. “He is nonetheless alive however he has a gun to his head. He simply needs to see his mom. Let me get him to his home.”

As Al Cowlings tried to get OJ house, there was gridlock on overpasses as individuals desperately tried to get a glimpse of the white Bronco. And once they exit the 405 freeway at Sundown Boulevard, the crowds had been ready.

At 7:57 p.m., the white Bronco arrives at Simpson’s Brentwood house. As police negotiate to get him out, a gathering crowd provides to the chaos. Individuals making an attempt to point out their assist for Simpson as a standoff is happening nearly 500 yards in entrance of them.

Lastly, at 8:47 p.m., Simpson surrenders and is seen being pushed away, ending one of the vital weird moments in tv historical past.

However it was solely the start of a brewing storm.

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