PHOENIX — The Latest on a four-way crash that left a DPS trooper injured (all times local):
The Department of Public Safety says one of its motorcycle troopers is in stable condition and suffered non-life threatening injuries after a suspect involved in a prior crime rear-ended him and then crashed and struck two other cars.
Police believe the suspect was involved in a carjacking at a Scottsdale Starbucks early Friday morning, although DPS spokesman Raul Garcia said that is still under investigation.
The Friday afternoon incident began when the trooper ran a license plate on a different car that turned up to be stolen. The driver of that car refused to pull over and engaged in a short pursuit. That pursuit ended for safety reasons.
A short time later, the driver of a silver car that was also reported stolen rear-ended the motorcycle trooper. Police say it’s unclear if those two different cars are connected.
Garcia said the trooper was injured but still got up and used a stun gun to stop the suspect, who had also crashed with two pickups and was injured. The suspect hasn’t been identified but suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Authorities say an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper was injured Friday in a multi-car crash that may involve a suspect in a carjacking from earlier in the day.
DPS says it doesn’t know the extent of the injuries that the trooper suffered after the crash and 32nd Street and McDowell.
The collision may be tied from a carjacking at a Scottsdale Starbucks early on Friday morning, when a man in a mask pointed the gun at a driver and forced him to get out of the car. The suspect drove off with the victim’s car.
More information to come.