A suspected truck thief who was shot Saturday by California Highway Patrol officers is expected to survive his injuries, according to Sacramento police.
Officers fired at the suspect, described as a male in his 30s, following a car chase from Stockton to Sacramento that ended 1 p.m. Saturday on Bercut Drive. The suspect was hit by multiple rounds of gunfire after driving a truck toward officers, following a chase that included speeds of 70 mph on Interstate 5.
According to the Sacramento Police Department, which is handling the shooting investigation, the suspect tried to elude law enforcement despite two tires being blown out by spike strips.
The suspect was initially listed in critical condition at an area hospital but is expected to survive, said Officer Justin Brown, a Sacramento Police Department spokesman.
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The incident began Saturday at 12:15 p.m. when Stockton police were alerted to be on the lookout for a stolen Ford Super Duty truck. The suspect fled on I-5 northbound after a Stockton CHP officer attempted to pull over the truck. The investigation is ongoing.
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