SFPD Aims, Fires at Carjacking Suspect

Saturday, Jul 24, 2010  |  Updated 9:15 AM PDT
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SFPD Aims, Fires at Carjacking Suspect

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San Francisco police fired shots at an armed carjacking suspect  who was in a vehicle that officers pursued through the city early Saturday  morning, a police spokesman said.
     
The shots did not strike the two carjacking suspects who had been  in the vehicle. One of the male suspects was arrested while the other remains  outstanding, police Officer Albie Esparza said.

The incident began at about 5:40 a.m. when officers near Laguna  and Grove streets spotted a vehicle that was suspected of being carjacked and  tried to pull the vehicle over, Esparza said.

The driver of the vehicle refused to stop, and a pursuit ensued.  Officers pursued the vehicle through the Mission District and into the city's  Potrero Hill neighborhood where it went off the roadway in the 700 block of  Arkansas Street, Esparza said.

The vehicle struck a log on the side of the road and came to a  stop. At that point, two male suspects got out of the car, and officers saw  one of the suspects had a gun in his hand, according to Esparza.

Officers opened fire on the suspect, but did not strike him. One  of the suspects was arrested while the other fled and is still outstanding  this morning, Esparza said.

No officers were injured in the incident.

A description of the outstanding suspect was not immediately  available, he said.
    

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