Tempe police shoot suspect who rammed patrol units in attempted escape
Oct 17, 2022, 6:35 AM | Updated: Oct 18, 2022, 4:42 pm
(Facebook Photo/Tempe Police Department)
PHOENIX – Police in Tempe said they shot one suspect and are searching for another after a parking lot confrontation late Sunday.
The Tempe Police Department said Monday officers on alert for a stolen vehicle stopped the vehicle with two people inside near Baseline Road and Priest Drive around 10:30 p.m.
The driver ran away but the passenger remained. That person ignored police orders and instead got behind the wheel and rammed the patrol units, police said.
Officers fired at the vehicle and struck the second person.
The unidentified person was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.
The suspect who fled is still at-large, police said, and the investigation is ongoing.
No other details were made available.