Man arrested after crashing stolen vehicle into sheriff’s SUV, injuring bystander

LEMON GROVE (KUSI) – A man was arrested today after he allegedly backed a stolen car into some parked cars, including a sheriff’s vehicle, at a shopping center, an official said.

At 10:10 a.m., deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department located an Acura Integra with a LoJack stolen-car alert system parked at a fitness center in the Marketplace at the Grove Shopping Center on College Grove Drive, according to Lt. William Amavisca.

As deputies approached the stolen vehicle, the driver backed up into a parked Mercedes with passengers inside, before accelerating and hitting the Deputy’s SUV, Amavisca said. A bystander became pinned between two parked cars that were hit, but was not seriously injured and was treated by paramedics at the scene.

The suspect then fled on fot into the Lake Park Villas apartment complex, but was chased by deputies and taken into custody.

As he was being transported to jail, the 34-year-old suspect had a seizure and was taken to a hospital where he would receive treatment and then be booked into jail, Amavisca said.

The bystander that was hit was also taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The deputy involved was not injured.

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