Coolidge Cop Shoots Suspect's Wheel During Chase, Bullet Ricochets and Hits Another Cop in the Face
A Coolidge police officer took an extremely unlucky shot Saturday night, as he tried to shoot out a car tire during a chase, but that bullet ricocheted of the wheel and hit another officer in the face.
According to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, Coolidge police initially tried to pull over 34-year-old Korrin Harmon for speeding in his station wagon around 8:20 p.m. on Saturday.
Harmon pulled over at a place called "Bob's Service Station," and an officer went to talk to Harmon about the speeding, but Harmon took off, and started driving through a field, according to information provided by PCSO.
Eventually, Harmon pulled over again and let out his three passengers. The officer who first tried to pull over Harmon detained the three passengers, while Harmon sped off again.
Several Coolidge cops started getting close to Harmon a short time later, and Harmon turned off, hitting a residential gas meter, and got lodged in a six-foot chain-link fence.
Even after this, Harmon tried to keep going, according to the Sheriff's Office.
At that time, one of the Coolidge officers tried to shoot out one of Harmon's tires to keep him from continuing the chase, and his bullet rebounded off the metal rim, and hit another officer in the cheek. According to PCSO, the injury was minor, and the officer has been released from the hospital.
Harmon surrendered after the shot was fired.
According to the Sheriff's Office, Harmon's already on parole, and admitted that he "has always ran from the police since he was age 15."
PCSO says Harmon was booked on "numerous counts" of aggravated assault and endangerment.
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