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Tacoma police fire at man in car, spokeswoman says

A Tacoma police officer fired a gun at a man Saturday night after a road rage incident, spokeswoman Shelbie Boyd said Sunday.

No one was injured when the officer fired his or her weapon into the vehicle in the 3800 block of South Union Avenue about 8:30 p.m., Boyd said. She did not know how many shots were fired.

According to Boyd:

Police had been called because of a road rage incident on Union in which the man was involved. The responding officer was preparing to let everyone go when the man backed his car into the officer’s patrol car.

The officer called for backup, then got out of the car to talk with the man. The man rolled up his window.

With four officers on the scene, the man attempted to drive away when an officer fired at his vehicle.

Officers arrested the man at the scene.

The man was taken to Pierce County Jail on suspicion of four counts of first-degree assault and one count of first-degree malicious mischief.

The incident is under investigation. Tacoma police will release more details about the shooting Monday (Aug.8).

Kenny Ocker: 253-597-8627, @KennyOcker

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