New Video Shows AZ Police Officer Ram Robbery Suspect With Patrol Car

Man somehow survives.

Tucson News Now - Police released dash cam video showing how a police officer used his cruiser to put an end to a crime spree in February that stretched from Tucson to Marana.

In the video, an apparent gunshot is heard as the suspect, Mario Valencia, is seen walking down a street.

Then, in a decision that Marana police Chief Terry Rozema says probably saved Valencia's life, officer Michael Rapiejko drives his cruiser onto the sidewalk and rams Valencia.

Valencia was taken to University of Arizona Medical Center in serious condition. He stayed there two days before being booked into jail.

Rapiejko previously served with the Tucson and New York police departments before joining the Marana police.

Wild video. This cruiser is going quite fast when it goes onto the sidewalk and rams the suspect, sending him flying in the air. (KOLD)
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