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Man Faces Attempted Murder Charges After Firing Shots at Police, Trying to Drive a Car Into Them

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    An alleged carjacker is looking at attempted murder charges after he fired shots at officers, tried to drive a car into them and then led them through a wild chase through San Jose on Saturday. Kira Klapper reports. (Published Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015)

    An alleged carjacker is looking at attempted murder charges after he fired shots at officers, tried to drive a car into them and then led them through a wild chase through San Jose on Saturday.

    Officers were on routine patrol in the area of the light rail station at San Carlos Street and Almaden Boulevard at 11:22 p.m.  when they tried to talk to a group of people, police said.

    One person took off running and then pulled out a firearm and shot at officers when they chased after him, police said.

    An officer returned fire, but the man continued to flee the area, according to police.

    After one unsuccessful carjacking attempt, the man was able to carjack a vehicle in the area of Almaden Boulevard and Park Avenue, police said.

    Officers pursued the vehicle onto the freeway, and the California Highway Patrol responded to aid in the pursuit, police said. 

    During the vehicle pursuit, the man attempted to drive into an officer in the area of Carling Court and Edenview Drive. Fearing for his life, the officer fired at the suspect but missed, police said.

    Witnesses told NBC Bay Area that they saw the man speed by at upwards of 100 miles per hour.

    The chase continued until the suspect was involved in a crash with another vehicle in the vicinity of Almaden Expressway and Branham Lane, police said.  

    A still unidentified suspect was apprehended after he carjacked a car and crashed into another vehicle.
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    The man tried to flee the area on foot but was taken into custody. He was transported to the hospital for injuries suffered during the pursuit and crash. Police said his injuries were not caused as a result
    of gunfire.

    The still unidentified man will be booked into county jail for attempted homicide on an officer, carjacking and felony reckless evading, police notee.

    The two occupants of the vehicle that the suspect crashed into during the pursuit were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

    No officers were injured during the pursuit, according to police.

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