A Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy fired his gun at the driver of a stolen car Monday night before being hit by the wanted vehicle, the Sheriff’s Department reports.
The deputy saw two occupants traveling in a stolen car near Robinette Road and Chriswoods Court in south Sacramento County at 10:27 p.m., according a department news release. The deputy cornered them at a dead end and ordered the driver, 29-year-old Donnell Chong, and her passenger, 40-year-old Eldon Campbell, to stop.
Chong then allegedly accelerated toward the deputy, who fired at the woman before she crashed the vehicle into his patrol car. Neither suspect was injured, though the deputy suffered a minor arm injury.
Chong and Campbell, both of Sacramento, attempted to flee on foot after being spotted by a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department helicopter in a nearby neighborhood, but were arrested following a search of the the area.
Chong was arrested on suspicion of offenses related to assault on a police officer and receiving known stolen property, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Campbell was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest and an unrelated arrest warrant. Both were booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail.
The deputy involved in the shooting is an 11-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department assigned to field services in the department’s Central Division, according to the news release.
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