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Officers fire at, arrest man suspected in morning truck theft.
Yakima County sheriff's deputies opened fire on a stolen pickup, culminating a wild chase Friday morning that wound its way through Yakima city streets. Several people were injured in collisions with the stolen truck, but none seriously.
The chase began shortly after 6:15 a.m. when a deputy spotted a 2001 Ford F250 pickup on North 40th Avenue that had been reported stolen minutes earlier in the Selah area, Chief Criminal Deputy Dave Thompson said.
The driver refused to stop, leading deputies on a high-speed chase through the city. The truck rear-ended a vehicle at Nob Hill Boulevard and 10th Avenue, then collided at an estimated 70 mph with a deputy at Lincoln Avenue and Sixth Street, Thompson said.
After boxing in the truck in the 400 block of Sixth Street, two deputies tried to shoot out the truck's tires when the driver tried to drive off, Thompson said.
Four shots were fired. The truck broke down a few blocks away near the corner of Sixth and B streets.
Thompson identified the driver as 20-year-old Joshua D. Ramirez. They said he was subdued after a struggle and will be booked into jail on suspicion of car theft, eluding, hit-and-run and vehicular assault.
Court records show Ramirez recently served two months in jail after pleading guilty to eluding police in connection with a similar chase Sept. 10 that ended when he crashed into a utility pole at 16th and Mead avenues.
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