VIDEO: Cop in critical condition after hit-and-run in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A manhunt was underway for a suspect who hit a San Francisco police officer with a vehicle Wednesday afternoon.

But at around 4:30 p.m., police took the suspect into custody.

The officer was struck at around 12:20 p.m on Turk Street in between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street.

He has been taken to San Francisco General Hospital in critical condition and is currently undergoing surgery.

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Acting Police Chief Toney Chaplin said the officer is a member of the Tenderloin Task Force and was patrolling the area as part of a firearms investigation.

The officer was monitoring a person of interest.

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When the person of interest realized police were in the area, he got into an SUV and struck the officer, according to Chief Chaplin.

The suspect fled the scene.

His car was later found in the area of Buena Vista Park.

Police issued a shelter in place while they searched for the suspect, but police were unable to locate him.

Here is the full statement from San Francisco police:

On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at approximately 12:21 PM, officers from Tenderloin Station were conducting a firearms violation investigation. Officers observed a suspect in a vehicle they believed was in possession of a firearm. It appears the suspect became aware of the officers’ presence and fled in the vehicle.

As the suspect attempted to elude apprehension, the suspect vehicle struck an officer on a bicycle beat on the mid-block of Turk Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street.

The suspect vehicle fled the scene and the officer was transported to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. The officer has been with the department for four years and is assigned to Tenderloin Station. He is out of surgery and in the intensive care unit.

The vehicle was located unoccupied. The suspect was taken into custody on the 500 block of Ellis Street in San Francisco at approximately 3:30 this afternoon.

This is active and ongoing investigation. Although an arrest has been made in this incident, SFPD investigators are asking anyone with information to please contact the SFPD Anonymous Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the beginning of the message. You may remain anonymous.

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