Man Shot During Police Pursuit in San Mateo

(BCN) – An Albany man was shot by San Mateo police Saturday night after ramming an officer’s vehicle while trying to evade arrest, according to police.

Just after 10 p.m. Saturday, an officer was attempting to make contact with a man causing a disturbance in a parking lot at the corner of Laurie Meadows Drive and Old County Road.

The suspect, later identified as 31-year-old Kendel Timothy Hager, allegedly rammed the officer’s vehicle before fleeing the scene.

Police attempted a traffic stop in the vicinity of 40th Avenue and Regan Drive, at which time Hager allegedly drove his vehicle directly at officers in the street.

Two officers opened fire, and Hager continued to flee before his vehicle came to a stop in the vicinity of 39th Avenue and Gillis Drive, where he was taken into custody.

Hager was treated for a gunshot wound that is not thought to be life-threatening, according to police. He was the only person injured during the pursuit, but a number of police and civilian vehicles were damaged.

Hager was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, failure to yield and hit-and-run, according to police.

The officers who fired at him have not been identified, but police said they include a 34-year-old sergeant with 10 years of experience and a 26-year-old officer with one year of experience.

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