An officer and a suspect were injured during a vehicle pursuit and shooting that ended in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood on Monday night, according to a police spokesman.
At about 8:50 p.m. on Monday, officers in San Francisco’s Bayview district attempted to pull over the driver of a vehicle in which there appeared to be contraband or a weapon in the passenger area, San Francisco police Officer Gordon Shyy said.
The driver fled in the vehicle and was pursued by officers onto Interstate Highway 280 through the Ingleside neighborhood toward Golden Gate Park, Shyy said.
The driver was traveling north on 19th Avenue just south of Taraval Street, when he maneuvered the vehicle to evade police and then struck an officer, according to Shyy.
Another officer discharged his firearm, but did not strike the suspect, according to police.
The suspect evaded police and continued toward the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, Shyy said.
In the area of Waller and Stanyon streets near Golden Gate Park, the suspect drove the vehicle onto the sidewalk, into a cul-de-sac, and crashed into a concrete barrier, according to Shyy.
The suspect bailed from the vehicle and attempted to flee police on foot. The suspect was detained and taken into custody before being transported to San Francisco General Hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, police said.
The officer that was injured by the suspect was also taken to San Francisco General Hospital, treated and released, Shyy said.
Police said the suspect was driving a rental vehicle with Nevada plates and that the suspect’s identity has not yet been released.
“We can’t tell you who the owner of the car is only that it’s a rental company,” said SFPD Deputy Chief Lyn Tomioka.
Shyy said northbound 19th Avenue at Taraval Street was blocked for a couple hours while police investigated the incident.
Anyone with information regarding this case was encouraged to call police at (415) 553-0123.