One Westminster police officer was injured following a pursuit in which a suspect allegedly stole a patrol car. Sometime after police located the car, there was an officer-involved shooting.
The Westminster Police Department said they tried to contact a male burglary suspect on Friday morning, but he ran from them on foot. Police used a Taser, but the suspect was able to steal one of the officer’s patrol cars, police said.
Police found the stolen car around Zuni Street and Highway 36.
Westminster police said at least one officer was then involved in a shooting, but emphasized that there was “not a shootout between officers and the suspect.”
The suspect was taken into custody. One officer was taken to a hospital with a minor injury, though it’s unclear how he or she was injured.
Westminster police said they are not searching for any other suspects.