Two in custody, third still at large after driver rams police car in stolen vehicle
RENTON, Wash. - Two people are in custody and detectives are still looking for a third suspect after a driver rammed a police car in a stolen vehicle in Renton Thursday morning.
Investigators said it happened just after 8:00 a.m. near S. 134th St and Lind Ave. SW.
The driver then led several officers on a pursuit onto southbound State Route 167.
The pursuit came to an end near 200th Ave SE and Maple Valley Highway. Three people inside the car then fled.
A woman was taken into custody at a neighbor's home.
The homeowners said she knocked on their door saying she was being chased by someone. They let her into their home, where she locked herself in a bathroom.
The homeowners then saw police outside and realized the officers were looking for her and notified police.
The two men inside the stolen car fled the scene into a nearby wooded area.
A police K9 unit tracked down one of the men in a stone quarry area. They believe he had tried to swim through a nearby creek and was checked for hypothermia. Medics cleared him and he was taken into custody.
Police are still looking for the third suspect.
The vehicle, which was reported stolen from Seattle, was recovered.
The officer whose cruiser was hit was not hurt.
Kent Police and The King County Sheriff's office are assisting in the investigation.