An investigator from the San Diego County district attorney's office shot and wounded a suspect in a stolen car investigation Wednesday, police said.
The incident occurred around 11 a.m. in the Southcrest neighborhood when members of a regional auto theft task force were attempting to arrest the driver of a suspected stolen car.
As officers blocked the car, the driver put the vehicle in reverse, hitting a police car, according to San Diego police Lt. Mike Hastings. The driver then sped forward near where an officer was standing.
A nearby district attorney investigator fired at the driver, hitting him in the shoulder, Hastings said. The car then crashed into a light pole and the driver, waving a handgun, began running, he said.
The suspect, identified only as an 18-year-old man, was arrested and taken to a hospital where he was listed in good condition.
His passenger, an 18-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries in the crash and also was taken to a hospital and was in good condition, Hastings said.
The name of the investigator, a 16-year veteran of law enforcement, was not released.