Arizona Department of Public Safety Trooper Hit By SUV, 1 Suspect In Hospital

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An Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries after he was struck deliberately by an SUV.

According Arizona Department of Public Safety, on Saturday, March 6, 2021, just after 3 a.m., a trooper traveling northbound on Interstate 17 prior to Cactus saw a gray sedan traveling at over 100 miles per hour. The trooper attempted to stop the sedan as it exited northbound I-17 at Cactus. The driver of the sedan went through the traffic light at a high rate of speed, lost control, and spun out.

The driver got out of the vehicle and fled. The trooper pursued. As the trooper was chasing the suspect on foot, the driver of a second vehicle – a white Chevrolet Tahoe­ – struck the trooper with the Tahoe.

The suspect on foot jumped into the Tahoe. The trooper, in fear for his life, fired his duty weapon at the driver of the Tahoe as it fled eastbound on Cactus.

The trooper was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Phoenix Police Department officers found the Tahoe near 21st Avenue and Larkspur.

One suspect, identified as an adult female in her late teens, was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for serious injuries sustained from the trooper’s shots.

The driver of the sedan is on the loose.

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