Stolen car injures St. Pete officer then crashes into house, say police

Stolen car injures St. Pete officer then crashes into house, say police (Image 1)

Another St. Petersburg police officer has been injured by a suspect.

On Tuesday morning, a suspect who was driving a stolen car intentionally rammed a SPPD cruiser while a plain clothes officer was getting out to confront the suspects in the car, according to a City of St. Petersburg spokesperson.

The officer’s foot was injured and he was taken to Bayfront Health. His injury is not considered serious.

Investigators say the suspects drove away in the stolen car and other officers pursued them. The stolen car then crashed into a home at 1147 ½ James Ave. S., ending the chase. All three suspects inside the car were arrested.

An elderly woman sleeping inside the house was also taken to the hospital for precautionary measures. She was not injured as a result of the crash.

The officer’s injury on Tuesday morning marked the second time a St. Petersburg police officer was injured by a suspect. On Sunday evening, officer Michael Cordiviola was shot in the leg by Austin Goodner, 18, who was a suspect in a shooting earlier in the day, according to investigators.

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Goodner was shot and killed after he shot at two more officers, who responded to the home with Cordiviola.

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