Burglary Suspect Shot

A bur­glary sus­pect who allegedly rammed a Lake­port Police Depart­ment squad car and led police on a high-speed chase, was shot three times. Police responded to a bur­glar alarm Fri­day morn­ing just after 4 at Hill­side Honda. The sus­pect fled the scene and reached speeds of more than 100 mph on High­way 29 and roughly 70 mph on Scotts Val­ley Road. After crash­ing into a fence, the sus­pect report­edly put his vehi­cle in reverse and rammed into an LPD officer’s vehi­cle. A sheriff’s deputy fired his weapon and struck Smith three times. Smith was report­edly shot in the arm, the chest and was grazed by a bul­let in the head. Smith was to a trauma cen­ter by air ambu­lance, where he under­went surgery. His sta­tus is unknown. The LPD offi­cer whose car was rammed reported some pain but he was expected to be OK. Per­son­nel from LPD, LCSO and the DA’s Office were at the scene into the after­noon on Fri­day, where detec­tives were con­duct­ing a foren­sic inves­ti­ga­tion. It’s expected Smith will be charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a peace offi­cer, felony evad­ing a peace offi­cer and bur­glary. The DA’s office may charge him with more counts once the inves­ti­ga­tion progresses.