Police tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver drove toward the officers and struck a patrol car. Officers fired at the vehicle, which then crashed, injuring the driver.
TACOMA — Tacoma police say a man who drove his vehicle at two officers, striking a patrol car, has been booked for assault and felony eluding.
Two officers located a vehicle on Sunday at about 9:15 p.m. that had been involved in a robbery.
They tried to stop the vehicle but the suspect fled. As the officers tried to stop the vehicle, the suspect drove toward the officers and struck a patrol car.
Officers fired at the suspect’s vehicle, but the driver continued to flee before he finally crashed.
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The suspect was transported to Tacoma General with non-life-threatening injuries, then later booked on the assault and eluding charges.
Neither officer was injured.
The officers are on paid administrative leave as the incident is investigated.