A carjacking suspect was shot at by a San Francisco police officer after intentionally ramming a police vehicle in the city’s Hunters Point neighborhood on Friday night, police said.
A carjacking was reported shortly after 9 p.m. Friday in the 1200 block of Revere Avenue, where a resident had parked his car and was walking to his front door when he was approached by a suspect who demanded that he hand over his belongings, according to police. The victim ran into his home and locked the door, then watched the suspect break into his car and drive away using a key that was in the glove box, police said.
Plainclothes officers spotted the vehicle in the 100 block of Jerrold Avenue, where the suspect accelerated and struck the officers’ unmarked car head-on, according to police. The suspect then backed the car up and as he was about to ram the officers’ car again, one of the officers fired at him, missing him, according to police.
The suspect tried to drive away but hit multiple parked cars before being taken into custody by other officers responding to the scene, police said. The 44-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for injuries he suffered in the collisions.
The injuries were not life-threatening, according to police. He was arrested on suspicion of robbery, theft of a vehicle, aggravated assault and possession of stolen property, police said.
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