SJPD Officers Hurt in Wild Chase

Officers were chasing a carjacking suspect.

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    Steve Lyon

    Several San Jose police officers were hurt following a carjacking midday Tuesday.

    San Jose police said most of the injuries were minor and that all the officers were hurt trying to chase down an alleged carjacker. 

    Specifically, they were injured when their police cars came in contact with the suspect's vehicle.

    The incident started when the suspect allegedly stole an elderly man's car at an Alum Rock area gas station near King and McKee Avenue, according to police.

    KCBS reported that an officer happen to come upon the crime and attempted to use his patrol car to try to stop the suspect. The suspect in turn rammed the officer's vehicle and drove away. That crash was violent enough that the officer had to be cut out of his car. He suffered serious injuries, according to police.

    The suspect then drove into a nearby neighborhood where he rammed two more patrol cars, Jason Dwyer with the San Jose Police Department said.

    At another point in the chase a police officer put his car in between the suspect vehicle and some children attempting to cross the street, according to Dwyer. 

    The suspect was ultimately detained, according to police, but it took good police coordination and a Taser to bring him down. Police swarmed the area and were finally able to box-in the suspect vehicle.

    They identified the suspect as Alejandro Gonzalez of San Jose. 

    Police said in all the suspect rammed six vehicles during the chase.

    In all six officers were injured Tuesday. Three were treated at area hospitals and three were expected to visit personal physicians.

    The below Google Map shows the location where the chase ended at Alum Rock and McCrerry Avenue.

    The initial carjacking victim also suffered injuries when the suspect hit him in the face. He reportedly suffered a broken nose.

    Dwyer said Gonzalez will likely be held on suspicion of  carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon.