Suspect Leads Police on Foot Pursuit In University City After Stealing Car

San Diego police arrested a suspect for felony evasion, auto theft and hit-and-run following a foot pursuit with officers in University City Monday afternoon.

An officer noticed a white Toyota Corolla that had crashed into another car on Agee Street around 3:20 p.m. While reporting the crash the officer realized the car has been stolen. 

The suspect ran from the car, leading police through the backyards of homes on Cozzens Court in an attempt to escape. A female passenger reportedly got out of the car and stayed at the scene.

The suspect was eventually located at the bottom of a canyon and was taken into custody at gunpoint.

Medics were also called when the suspect complained of pain.

It is unclear if the female passenger will face any charges.

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