DPS captures suspect who rammed patrol vehicle

PHOENIX - Officials have captured the suspect who rammed a DPS vehicle in Phoenix on Monday morning.
 
According to DPS spokesman Bart Graves, a DPS officer made a traffic stop near the Interstate 17 and Thomas Road access road just before 6:00 a.m. The officer pulled over a red Chevy pickup truck after noticing it had a suspended license plate.
 
Before the officer got out of the car, the suspect put his car in reverse and rammed the DPS vehicle. The truck rammed into the vehicle so hard that it went onto the hood of the DPS vehicle, Graves said.
 
According to Graves, the DPS officer fired several rounds at the suspect. The suspect was able to escape to 26th Avenue and McDowell Road where a DPS officer was involved in a short foot pursuit.
 
DPS and Phoenix SWAT teams searched several businesses and warehouses in the area for several hours early in the morning.
 
The suspect was seen going into the Toyota Industrial Forklift business. 
 
As police scaled back their search it was an employee there who came face to face with him hiding near some equipment.
 
Matt Tom,  went into the yard and saw the suspect hiding near some equipment.
 
"He was terrified," said Tom. "He asked me if he could use the phone and offered me money."
 
Tom went back inside to call 911 and the suspect took off and managed to get into a car behind the businesses where he was found.
 
The suspect  is wanted on 10 felony warrants.
 
Graves said he fought officers as they arrested him.

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