BEAVERTON, Ore. (KOIN) — A suspect who tired to hit a deputy in Beaverton Friday afternoon was arrested in a stolen car Saturday morning.
The initial report of a suspicious vehicle led to a chase through the Cedar Mill neighborhood. A concerned citizen reported that a suspicious man was spray painting a car. The sheriff’s office said a deputy followed the Hyundai Elantra, now spray-painted black, through several neighborhoods.
At one point, the deputy got out of his car and tried to stop the suspect. When the suspect drove toward him as if to hit him, the deputy fired his gun.
The suspect got away and officials were unsure if he was injured or not.
Around 8 a.m. Saturday morning, a sergeant saw the Hyundai involved in the earlier incident and followed.
The 17-year-old was caught on Helvetia Road when the sergeant tried to pull him over. He tried to get away and ended up wrecking the stolen car. There were 5 people in the car, but only one was arrested.
The sheriff’s office said teen faces charges of attempt to elude, reckless driving, reckless endangering, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, criminal mischief and failure to perform the duties of a driver (hit and run).
Sgt. John McCullough said the deputy involved in the Friday incident wasn’t hurt.
Jeremy Wu, who lives nearby and heard the gunfire, said it was “spooky.”
“I went outside to see if I could hear anything else and I heard another tire screech,” Wu told KOIN 6 News. “Two or three minutes later, the [deputy] in that sheriff’s car pulled up in front of my house. I asked him if there had been shots fired and he said that he fired his weapon.”