West Valley Police Officer, Suspect Hit By Car During Attempted Arrest
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – An officer and a suspect were hit by a vehicle during an arrest attempt, according to the West Valley City Police Department.
The incident happened overnight in the area of 4000 South and Redwood Road.
According to WVCPD, police responded to an apartment complex just before midnight on Saturday on a report of a man who broke out an apartment window and was running through the parking lot yelling, “Kill me.”
The 20-year-old then reportedly attempted to carjack an occupied vehicle but was unsuccessful. The man fled on foot when an officer tried to make contact with him.
The suspect then ran onto Redwood Road where he “was intentionally trying to get hit by passing vehicles,” according to a tweet from WVCPD. As authorities worked to apprehend the man, he and an officer were struck by a civilian vehicle.
The subject suffered “significant” head injuries and was transported to the hospital in critical condition. The officer was struck in the leg, but didn’t sustain any other injuries.
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