A man wanted for injuring a San Diego Police officer after backing a vehicle into him while fleeing a traffic stop, has been arrested after an hours-long SWAT standoff in Mira Mesa.
During the course of the investigation, police had identified the driver as Moises Correa. On Friday at around 6 p.m., the San Diego Police Air Support unit spotted Correa, along with the female passenger, in the backyard of a residence on the 9100 block of Dewsbury Avenue, SDPD Lt. Andra Brown said.
The pair got into the house and officers surrounded it. The rest of the occupants in the house came out and a SWAT team was called.
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After a standoff that lasted several hours, Correa and the female were not located until officers conducted a secondary sweep of the residence and found them in the rafters of the garage, but they still refused to get out, Brown said.
"Chemical agents were introduced into the garage and Correa and the female surrendered without further incident," Brown said.
They were taken into custody at police headquarters.
On Thursday, the officer, still not identified by police, attempted to pull over Correa in Mira Mesa. Correa was in a black Chrysler sedan when he fled, leading the police officer on a chase.
The pursuit lasted a couple of blocks before Correa stopped right in the middle of a roadway, slammed on his brakes, and "intentionally reversed and struck the motor officer," Brown said.
The officer was knocked over and Correa continued to push the motorcycle backward with the officer pinned under it.
Police said there were several witnesses who quickly rushed to the officer and helped him before medics arrived. The officer was later taken to a local hospital and has since been released with minor injuries.
SDPD said the officer had been assigned to the Traffic Division Motorcycle Unit for over five years and has been with the department for over 13 years.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call SDPD at 619-531-2000 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.
No other information was available.
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