“At that time, there were a number of officers in the street,” O’Connor said. “He could have struck several of those officers. They then fired their weapons to stop what they viewed as the threat of the truck that was coming at them.”
O’Connor did not know how many shots were fired.
Despite being hit at least once, O’Connor said the suspect was “alert and conscious at the time [he] was taken away and was talking.”
He said the suspect was in stable condition in surgery just before daybreak.
A woman who was in the truck was not injured during the incident.
Harris faces multiple traffic charges, and was wanted on a probation violation, Channel 2 reported.
The truck’s owner, Dana Thomas, told the station that his truck was stolen while he worked on July 28.
Asked if the suspect in Friday’s incident was armed, O’Connor said, “He had a weapon – a 3,000-pound pickup truck.”