Shots Fired at Carlsbad Police Patrol Car in Pursuit

Officers are searching for a tan colored Ford Ranger pickup

Shots were fired at a Carlsbad police officer's patrol car during a pursuit from Carlsbad to San Marcos, officials said Wednesday.

The gunman was able to drive away from the officer and was still on the run.

Carlsbad Police officers responded to a report of a burglary at 2300 La Costa Boulevard just before 4 a.m.

During that incident, officers say a pursuit began with a tan colored Ford Ranger pickup.

Shots were fired out of the back window of the Ford Ranger as it neared Loker Avenue and Palomar Airport Road, officers said.

At least seven to eight shots were fired. The patrol vehicle was struck several times, officials said.

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The pursuit continued for approximately three miles until S Bent Avenue and San Marcos Boulevard in San Marcos where the patrol car broke down.

The suspect’s vehicle did not stop. There were no arrests.

The officer was not injured.

Investigators are on the scene collecting bullet casings. Eastbound Palomar Airport Road was closed from El Camino to Melrose while officers investigate. 

The resident who called police told NBC 7 she awoke to the sound of an engine running outside her home.

When she looked out of the window she saw a man in her new car.

She activated the locks on her car from inside the home which, she says, scared the man off.

Her purse and keys were stolen.

She told NBC 7 that her neighbor had a photography vest stolen from a car overnight as well.

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