Tacoma officer shoots but does not hit man after pursuit

Staff writerNovember 26, 2013 

A Tacoma police officer fired a round at a man after a pursuit that ended in Puyallup early Monday.

Officers were called about 2:45 a.m. by a woman who asked for protection from a 45-year-old man who was breaking out her car windows and ramming her vehicle in the 300 block of South Ninth Street in Tacoma.

Officers saw the suspect drive away and tried to pull him over, but he refused to stop, police said. The man led police from multiple agencies on a pursuit that ended in Puyallup at 104th Street East and Fruitland Avenue East.

“When the suspect vehicle stopped, he actually rammed several police vehicles,” Tacoma police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.

One Tacoma officer fired one round at the man but did not strike him. A police dog was used to arrest the man, who was booked into the Pierce County Jail.

Tacoma police are investigating the initial assault complaint. Puyallup police will investigate the officer-involved shooting.


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