Safeway parking lot after incident
SAN LEANDRO — A man who allegedly slammed his car into two police officers last weekend has been arrested, and is due to appear at the East County Hall of Justice for his arraignment on September 20.
The two injured officers were transported by ambulance to a hospital on Sunday night, after they were struck by the suspect’s car at the Greenhouse Market Place shopping center.
It was approximately 8:30 p.m. when officers responded to a shoplifting report from the Safeway grocery store, located at 699 Lewelling Boulevard, but the situation escalated quickly.
Police said the suspected shoplifter disregarded their orders to stop. When the officers attempted to detain the suspect, he ran to his car and then proceeded to hit them—before driving away.
One officer was treated and released from the hospital, while the other officer remains hospitalized, according to a police statement.
The vehicle believed to have struck the officers was located by San Leandro police detectives on Monday at approximately 9 a.m., being driven by 57-year-old Terry Gordon, of Oakland.
Gordon led them on brief car chase, before crashing his Lexus into a parked car and being taken into custody without further incident.
Police said the Lexus had damage evidence consistent with the incident involving the two officers who were struck by a car on the previous night.
Gordon faces charges for attempted murder, first degree robbery, and evading a police officer. He’s being housed at Santa Rita Jail, with bail denied.