San Diego police shoot armed suspect after high-speed pursuit (VIDEO)

San Diego police officers shot a suspect after a lengthy high-speed pursuit Thursday.

The pursuit began around 8:30 a.m. when the suspect, identified only as a 40-year-old male, was pulled over for talking on his cellphone while driving. As the sergeant approached the vehicle, the man sped away. Nearly an hour later, the car came to a stop and four officers opened fire, News 10 reports.

As San Diego police officers pursued the Saturn sedan, they discovered it matched the description of a vehicle used in a shooting Monday night. Other officers quickly joined the chase.

With several police vehicles in tow, the suspect slowed briefly to let a female passenger out of the car. Moments later, it came to a stop just short of a set of spike strips.

According to the officers, the suspect raised a gun at them, and that’s when they shot the man through his windshield. During the vehicle inventory, police found a gun and drugs in the car.

The suspect was transported to an area hospital where he was treated for his wounds. He was listed in critical condition.

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Moments after coming to a stop, officers opened fire on the armed suspect.

[ News 10 ]