Brendan Weber

Sonoma Sheriff's Deputies Shoot, Injure Suspect in Stolen Vehicle

Sonoma County sheriff's deputies shot a man who allegedly tried to run over a victim with a stolen vehicle Tuesday night.

At about 10:30 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the 300 block of Bailhache Avenue near Healdsburg on a report of an assault with a deadly weapon that had just occurred, sheriff's officials said.

It was reported to sheriff's officials that the suspect intentionally hit an acquaintance with a vehicle during an argument. The victim was uninjured and called for help, sheriff's officials said.

The suspect, who had a $50,000 arrest warrant for violating a restraining order, fled the scene in the stolen truck.

Deputies quickly located the truck near the Vineyard Creek apartments off of Airport Boulevard. When they tried to pull it over, the suspect refused to stop and drove through a nearby mobile home park, sheriff's officials said.

When the truck reached the end of the park, deputies fired their handguns at the suspect who was hit twice in the arm and surrendered, sheriff's officials said.

The suspect was treated for injuries at the scene and taken to a hospital where he is expected to recover, sheriff's officials said. The suspect's name has not yet been released.

The case remains under investigation.

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