Man Attempts to Hit Police Officer with Car, Evades Arrest 9/22/13
CBS 7 News
September 22, 2013
Midland - One man is facing multiple charges after attempting to strike a police officer with his vehicle and later evading arrest early Sunday morning.
Just before 1:50 a.m., two Midland police officers were working off duty at Woofers and Tweeters in the 3300 block of North Midkiff Road when one of the officers responded to an incident in which an individual was attempting to stab someone in the parking lot.
The suspect, 28-year-old Antonio Carrasco, retreated to a blue Toyota Tacoma pickup and drove toward the officer. The officer fired three rounds toward the cab of the vehicle.
The vehicle stopped and left the parking lot in the opposite direction, engaging police in a high-speed chase. Speeds reached up to 140 mph as Carrasco drove east then south along Loop 250 before he was able to evade police.
Carrasco's vehicle was found today at a residence along the 2600 block of North County Road 1140, and there was no evidence to indicate that Carrasco received any injuries as a result of the shots fired by the police officer.
A warrant has been obtained for Carrasco, who will be charged with assault of a public servant, aggravated assault, and evading arrest in a motor vehicle.
The Midland Police Department reviews all incidents involving shots fired by an officer.