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Man Steals Police Cruiser, Runs Down San Diego Police Officer

At the scene of a crash in which a man stole a San Diego police patrol vehicle and ran down an officer in Barrio Logan, Jan. 13, 2015.
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At the scene of a crash in which a man stole a San Diego police patrol vehicle and ran down an officer in Barrio Logan, Jan. 13, 2015.

A 25-year-old man was in custody Wednesday for jumping behind the wheel of a running police cruiser and deliberately driving into a veteran San Diego police officer who was outside the vehicle interviewing a witness, police said.

Officer Jeffrey Swett, who was hospitalized with serious but not life- threatening injuries, was in an alleyway working a call about a hot prowl at a home in the 3600 block of Main Street when he was struck about 10 p.m. Tuesday, according to San Diego police Lt. Mike Hastings.

Another officer also investigating the hot prowl opened fire on the suspect, who sustained at least one non-life threatening gunshot wound, Hastings said.

The suspect was identified as William Frank Bogard.

"Police are still gathering information to determine what occurred during the burglary of the residence," Hastings said.