Fleeing suspect in BMW slams into Renton police car

RENTON, Wash. - A suspect fleeing from police in a black BMW didn't get far early Wednesday, crashing into an officer's patrol car after exiting a parking lot, officials said.

The incident began at about 12:05 a.m. as officers were in the area of Arbor's Apartments in the 4400 block of NE 12th Street looking for a stolen vehicle, said Cmdr. Clark Wilcox of the Renton police.

As they were patrolling the area, officers spotted a black BMW belonging to a male suspect with a $100,000 outstanding arrest warrant related to firearms and narcotics violations.

When officers attempted to stop the BMW, the driver took off and continued through the apartment complex parking lot, then turned onto the adjacent street, Wilcox said.

Another officer who was responding to the scene in his patrol car saw the BMW coming at at him and moved over to give the driver room to pass, but the BMW slammed into the driver's side of the patrol car.

Officers swooped in and arrested the driver of the BMW. He was booked into jail for investigation of felony eluding, the outstanding arrest warrant and an additional narcotic violation. Two passengers in the BMW were later released.

The officer whose car was hit sustained minor injuries from the force of the impact and was taken to Valley Medical Center for treatment.