Police shoot men breaking into cars at nightclub www.privateofficer.com
The incident unfolded at about 12:55 a.m. Sunday when a security officer at a bar in the 6500 block of 19th Street West in Fircrest spotted two men breaking into cars outside the bar.
One of the suspects pulled a gun on the security officer, who then called 911, said Ed Troyer of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office.
When Fircrest police officers arrived, the two men had fled the scene. But a Fircrest officer quickly tracked them down to the parking lot of a nearby apartment complex.
There was a confrontation, and one of the men pulled out a gun, Troyer said. At that point, the officer opened fire, hitting both suspects.
Both were taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
One suspect was released from the hospital later Sunday morning and was booked into the Pierce County jail. The second suspect is expected to be released from the hospital on Monday, and he will also be booked into jail.
Troyer said both of the men are known felons and gang members who have served prison time for the same type of criminal activity. The suspect who pulled out the gun had a no-bail warrant out for his arrest.