A Pierce County Sheriff’s deputy fired shots at a suspect vehicle Friday morning after the suspects rammed the deputy’s patrol car and tried to run over the deputy near South Hill.
The two suspects, a 26-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman, have minor injuries and are not cooperating with law enforcement, according to the sheriff’s office.
The deputy was not injured.
The deputy spotted a stolen 1994 Honda Accord near Sunrise Boulevard and Meridian about 4 a.m. The deputy tried to pull the car over, but the driver refused, making several turns through residential areas and turning off their headlights, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office.
The suspect eventually rammed the deputy’s patrol car. The deputy made a PIT maneuver on the car, causing it to come to a stop. When the deputy got out of the car, the suspect tried to run over the deputy.
The deputy fired two shots into the windshield of the suspect car.
The male suspect, who was driving the car, is a convicted felon with a history of possessing stolen property and motor vehicle theft.
The car was full of what appears to be stolen property.