Suspect arrested after taking California officer’s gun
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police say a stolen-car suspect who took an officer’s gun during a scuffle and then carjacked another vehicle was taken down by rubber bullets at the end of a chase in Southern California.
Television news footage shows the man standing defiantly outside a car following the pursuit and then collapsing to the ground as he’s hit with non-lethal rounds late Wednesday.
Long Beach police spokeswoman Nancy Pratt says officers initially tried to arrest the 27-year-old suspect after determining he was driving a stolen car. Pratt says the suspect managed to take an officer’s weapon as they struggled and then broke free and stole another car at gunpoint.
The officer is expected to be OK.
Officials didn’t immediately say if the service revolver was fired at any point.