A man who led authorities on a pursuit and rammed a patrol car injuring the two deputies in it was shot at by sheriff’s deputies Saturday evening and hospitalized with injuries.
The pursuit began in Lancaster and ended with the suspect ramming a white SUV into a patrol SUV in the 200 block of East Avenue R in Palmdale, Deputy Tracy Koerner of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau told City News Service. It was unclear what time the pursuit began.
It first involved Lancaster deputies, then the California Highway Patrol and finally, Palmdale sheriff’s deputies, he said.
“Shots were fired” at 7:47 p.m., he said. Whether the suspect’s injuries were from the shooting or the crash was not certain.
Video from the scene showed deputies checking the wrist and carotid arteries of the unconscious man for a pulse. He appeared to be bleeding from his body and head. The white SUV he had driven had several bullet holes.
The video also showed deputies helping a fellow injured deputy into a patrol car.