Man shot by police after chase through South Sound

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TACOMA, Wash. —

Police shot a man they said opened fire on officers after a pursuit that ended in Tacoma Sunday night.

 

 Police said the pursuit began when two Lakewood officers saw a suspected stolen car at Gravelly Lake Drive and Interstate 5 at about 9:49 a.m.

 

 Officers pursued the car on northbound I-5 until it exited at Portland Avenue in Tacoma when the officers were able to stop the vehicle with a PIT maneuver. 

 

Police said it was at that point the driver opened fire on officers.   Police returned gunfire at about 9:55 p.m., hitting the driver.

 

No officers were hurt.

 

The driver was transported to a hospital.  The extent of his injuries is not known.

 

 Lakewood police said Tacoma police will be handling the investigation into the shooting.

 

 As is standard procedure, the officers involved in the shooting will be placed on paid administrative leave, authorities said.