RICHMOND -- A 42-year-old man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of attempted murder, a day after he allegedly tried to hit an officer with his car before escaping police gunfire unscathed, authorities said.
Quincy Andre Peoples, of San Francisco, was apprehended at about 2 p.m. Tuesday in Richmond, just minutes after police issued a $1 million warrant for his arrest, Lt. Andre Hill said.
Peoples, according to police, became upset on Monday at about 9:30 p.m. after his wife wanted to end their relationship and kicked him out of their home at an apartment complex at Second Street and Macdonald Avenue. Peoples allegedly kicked in a door at the complex, and then rammed his car into a parked car at the complex's parking lot, according to Hill.
When police arrived, Peoples allegedly tried to run one of the officers over, Hill said. Officers then opened fire at the car, striking it as Peoples drove away, Hill said. The suspect, who was not shot, crashed two blocks away at Second Street and Chanslor Avenue, ran off and escaped captured until Tuesday afternoon.
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