Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:43 AM by Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police say an officer opened fire at a vehicle after its driver went onto a city sidewalk to avoid police spike strips.
The suspect was eventually arrested after crashing into a taxi cab, causing a four-car wreck.
Police say the incident began around 9:15 p.m. Thursday when the car the suspect was driving was reported stolen. Police spotted the vehicle and attempted to stop it with a spike strip in the city's Tenderloin neighborhood.
Officer Gordon Shyy says the officer opened fire at the vehicle when it went on to the sidewalk out of fear for his life and the lives of pedestrians. The driver was not struck.
The suspect and four other people suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the ensuing crash.
The suspect has not been identified.
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