Officer Injured In Richmond District Crash With Suspect Car Linked To Armed Robbery

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    A police officer is in the hospital after being injured in a crash in San Francisco's Richmond district involving a car driven by armed robbery suspects, a police spokeswoman said.

    Officers responded around 6:45 a.m. to a report of a robbery in the 3400 block of Balboa Street in which a suspect apparently fired a gunshot, San Francisco police Officer Danielle Newman said.

    An officer in a patrol car spotted the suspects' car at the intersection of Cabrillo Street and 28th Avenue about 10 minutes later and gave chase.

    The pursuit ended a short time later when the two cars collided at Lincoln Way and 20th Avenue, Newman said.

    Both occupants in the suspect vehicle were arrested.

    The officer involved suffered injuries that are not considered life-threatening and was taken to a hospital, the spokeswoman said.

    At least one of the suspects was also expected to be transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, she said.

    Investigators are still trying to determine whether the crash was an assault on the officer.