SAN LORENZO -- An Alameda County Sheriff's deputy shot a man who tried to run him down with his car following a pursuit Tuesday night, an agency spokeswoman said.
The incident began around 5:40 p.m., when a sheriff's deputy tried to pull over a black BMW for a vehicle code violation near the intersection of Meekland and Smalley avenues in Hayward, according to Alameda County Sheriff's Deputy April Luckett. Instead, the suspect fled onto A Street and then onto northbound Interstate 880.
Eventually, the suspect managed to elude the deputy, but nearby officers were alerted to be on the lookout for the vehicle, Luckett said.
A short time later, a different deputy spotted the car in San Lorenzo, stopped near the corner of Hesperian Boulevard and Grant Avenue. The deputy got out of the car; a witness told authorities that the suspect then moved the BMW toward the deputy.
Fearing for his life, the 7-year veteran fired two shots, striking the suspect once in the bicep. The officer was not injured, Luckett added.
The suspect, who Luckett did not identify, was placed under arrest and transported to a hospital, where he was expected to recover. The deputy was placed on paid administrative leave, a standard procedure after an officer-involved shooting.
Hesperian Boulevard was closed for a short time between Lewelling Boulevard and the U.S. Post Office at 5888 Hesperian Blvd as officials investigated the incident.