Video: Officer jumps into trunk to avoid being hit by pursuit suspect
Deputy Sky Ortiz was laying down spike strips when the suspect came barreling toward him
By PoliceOne Staff
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — Chilling video shows a deputy narrowly avoid being hit by a high-speed pursuit suspect.
In the video obtained by KREM, Deputy Sky Ortiz is seen laying down spike strips during a Friday pursuit when Jorel Fultz comes barrelling toward him. Ortiz jumps in his patrol car’s trunk to avoid being struck.
"Definitely just wanted to get to a safer location and get a little bit between me and him," Ortiz told KREM. "Only thing I had at the time was the trunk."
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Police said they attempted to arrest Fultz on felony firearm charges when he fled. The suspect led them on a high-speed pursuit that ended with a K-9 apprehension. Fultz was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries. No serious injuries were reported.