Police open fire on carjacking suspect who rammed cop car

Plainclothes San Francisco police officers opened fire on a carjacking suspect who had rammed their unmarked patrol car with the stolen vehicle Friday night, police said.

The suspect, a 44-year-old man who has not been identified, was not hit by the bullet but was injured during the getaway. He crashed into a parked car in the 100 block of Northridge Road, San Francisco police Sgt. Daryl Fong said Monday.

The suspect’s injuries were not life threatening and no cops were hurt, Fong said.

Two officers responded to a call of a carjacking around 9:20 p.m. They spotted the suspect vehicle in the 100 block of Jerrold Avenue. The suspect intentionally rammed the cop’s unmarked vehicle, causing at least one cop to open fire, he said.

The suspect fled in the stolen car, but was later found on Northridge Road, where he had apparently crashed into a parked car, Fong said. He was taken into custody and transported to San Francisco General Hospital.

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