RIO LINDA, CA - A California Highway Patrol officer fired her gun when a driver put his cart into reverse and tried to run her over on a Rio Linda street Wednesday morning, according to the CHP.
CHP investigators identified the driver as 32-year-old Joshua Timmerman of Rio Linda.
The incident began around 11:30 a.m. when the officer tried to pull over Timmerman's 1995 Honda for speeding, according to the CHP. Timmerman failed to yield, ran through several stop signs and eventually crashed into a brick wall at 6th Street, CHP said.
He then put the car in reverse, accelerated and hit the leg of the officer who had gotten out of her patrol unit, according to the CHP. The officer fired several rounds at Timmerman, who turned the car and fled eventually ending up on Elkhorn Manor Street where he ran from the car.
Additional CHP units arrived.
"They were coming from everywhere north, south," witness David Ruiz said.
The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said its deputies joined the foot chase for Timmerman, who was eventually captured and taken into custody.
The CHP officer suffered minor injuries to her leg. Timmerman was not hurt.
The Honda was reported as stolen in Antelope on Sunday.
Three schools in the surrounding area including Rio Linda Prep Academy were placed on lockdown for several minutes during the chase.
Timmerman was arrested and booked into Sacramento County Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, battery on a peace officer with injuries, felony evading, stolen vehicle, stolen property, resisting arrest, and driving on a suspended license.