A Puyallup Police officer shot at a man in a store parking lot who tried to him them with his car, before crashing, fleeing into the woods and being caught by a police dog.
Two officers stopped a 42-year-old Tacoma man in the Fred Meyer parking lot, 1100 North Meridian, at about 12:15 p.m. for a warrant related to the car he was driving. When they approached the vehicle, the driver backed at them, forcing the officers to dive out of the way, Puyallup Police Lt. Dave McDonald said. The car spun around, and one officer opened fire.
The driver was not hit, and he drove through the parking lot at a high rate of speed, McDonald said. He lost control, crashed and fled into a wooded area.
A police dog searched the woods and found him. The man apparently fled for a separate warrant out of Pierce County for reckless driving, McDonald said.
He is being treated for dog bites and abrasions. Police are still at the scene.