GIG HARBOR, Wash. — A dramatic police chase starts in the Key Peninsula and ends in a Gig Harbor apartment complex, sending a man to the hospital and placing two suspects behind bars.
Pierce County deputies said two men broke into a home on 27th Street Northwest in Lakebay around 5 a.m.
“(They) then pistol whipped him and he started to run so they started to fire shots at him and they hit him in the legs and he ran into the woods and he waited for them to leave,” said Ray Stebbins, the victim’s brother.
“He said, Ray, I thought it was all over. I thought I was going to die,” said the victim’s brother, Ray Stebbins.
Shortly after the home invasion, Pierce County deputies spotted the suspect’s Cadillac Escalade speeding down the Key Peninsula Highway at more than 80 miles an hour.
Deputies followed the SUV and slammed into the vehicle at Forest Grove Apartments in Gig Harbor.
“Our deputy rammed the vehicle, the two suspects got out, confronted the deputy, deputy fired a round, was able to get one into custody,” said Pierce County Sheriff’s Department Det. Ed Troyer.
“I’m glad it’s over and I’m glad he survived, because I don’t know what I’d do without him,” said Ray Stebbins.
Both suspects were booked into the Pierce County Jail for robbery, assault, and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
The victim has been released from the hospital.
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