MEDIA INFORMATION – PRESS RELEASE
Today’s Date: 5/1/2023 Case Numbers: C23-0501-04
Type of Incident: Attempted Homicide on Officer Location: 1200 block El Camino Real
Authored By: Sergeant Marchetti #C16 Authorized By: Chief Munsey #C55
Attempted Homicide on Officer
Colma, CA – On 5/1/23 at approximately 5:46pm, Colma Police Officers responded to the 1200 block of El Camino Real to the report of a theft in progress, with one male inside the store concealing merchandise and a second male waiting in a vehicle outside. Officers arrived on scene and were updated that the male inside the store was now exiting with the unpaid merchandise.
As officers attempted to make contact with the theft suspect, he began to flee from officers. The second male then drove his vehicle toward the officers, in an attempt to help the fleeing suspect escape. During the attempt to intervene, the driver turned his vehicle toward one officer, striking him and the theft suspect, and nearly pinning the officer against the wall, causing injuries to both the officer and fleeing suspect. The second officer attempted to prevent the driver from fleeing and was injured in the process. The driver fled the scene in his vehicle, a white Subaru Forester, and is still outstanding.
The theft suspect, a 29-year-old Turlock resident, was arrested and transported to a local hospital where he is being treated for serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. The injured officers were transported to a local hospital for their injuries and have been released.
This investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information about is encouraged to contact the Colma Police Department Detective Bureau at (650) 997-8321. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the anonymous tip-line at (650) 997-8337.