A man has died after police chased him down and tried to ram him from behind with a stolen vehicle in Fresno, police said.
The victim, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.
The suspect fled the scene in a stolen car, Fresno Police Chief Rodney Monroe said in a statement.
“The pursuit started when an officer observed the suspect attempting to flee the scene on foot,” Monroe said.
“Upon pursuit, the suspect attempted to ram the officer with a vehicle and the officer was able to apprehend him.”
The suspect is being identified as 32-year-old Jose Torres, of Fresno.
The Fresno Bee reported that the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said that Torres was charged with aggravated assault and resisting arrest.
The newspaper said that after being booked into the Fresno Jail, he appeared in court and was released.
The Bee reported police chased Torres down a residential street in Fresno.
After a foot chase, officers said Torres hit a pole before driving his vehicle down a street and into a home.
Torres had allegedly broken into another home, but did not immediately surrender to police, police told the Bee.
A surveillance camera captured Torres driving away from the scene of the burglary, the Bee reported.