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.
[ News 10 ]