A spokesperson for the San Diego Police Department has confirmed that a 25 year-old suspect who has been accused of stealing a SDPD cruiser and using it to run down an officer has been booked at the San Diego Central Jail.
The incident took place in the Bario Logan area of the city earlier this week, when two officers were called out to investigate reports of a burglary.
One of them left his keys in the squad car ignition, and the car was still running while he was interviewing one of the witnesses. That, according to sources, is when the now-defendant hopped in the car and laid his foot on the gas.
The other officer opened fire on the vehicle, the suspect was struck at least once. The SDPD veteran was taken to a local hospital to be treated for serious injuries. The suspect was taken down by a K-9 and needed to be treated for bite wounds.
The department has not said if the 25 year-old is a suspect in the burglary. The defendant is being held on numerous felony charges including attempted murder. He is currently ineligible to post bail bonds.
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