Police pursuit in Hemet ends with officer firing at suspect

HEMET (CNS) - A Hemet police pursuit to stop the driver of an allegedly stolen vehicle today ended with a patrolman shooting at the suspect, who was not hit and was arrested without further incident. Hemet police Officer Cheyne Nicot said that about 3:30 a.m., a patrol unit spotted a car in the 1700 block of San Andres Drive that had been reported stolen in another location. The officers signaled the driver to pull over, but he accelerated instead, triggering a chase, according to Nicot. The suspect, whose name was not immediately released, "traveled throughout the city,'' with officers close on his tail for about a half-hour, the officer said. "At the termination of the pursuit, an officer-involved shooting occurred,'' Nicot said. The suspect was not struck by the patrolman's gunfire,
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